Saturday, May 07, 2005

War Is Peace, Failure Is Accomplishment…

This is Progress? Really?

World Terror Attacks Tripled in 2004 by U.S. Count
By REUTERS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. count of major world terrorist attacks more than tripled in 2004, a rise that may revive debate on whether the Bush administration is winning the war on terrorism, congressional aides said on Tuesday.

Rights Group Condemns U.S. Over Guantanamo
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- Europe's human rights body condemned the United States on Tuesday for using what it termed ''torture'' on terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and it called on European countries not to cooperate in interrogating Guantanamo detainees.

OPINION April 26, 2005
Op-Ed Contributor: Terror in the Past And Future Tense
By ROBERT WRIGHT
We need to put our safety ahead of American sovereignty, and address the technology of a terrorist threat, or we won't be secure.

In New Manual, Army Limits Tactics in Interrogation
By ERIC SCHMITT
The revised guidelines will specifically prohibit practices like stripping prisoners, imposing dietary restrictions and using dogs.

Exactly when is enough, enough?

Op-Ed Columnist: On Abu Ghraib, the Big Shots Walk
By BOB HERBERT
Under Commander in Chief George W. Bush, the notion of command accountability has been discarded.

Ex-Official Describes Dispute With Bolton Over Intelligence
A former senior intelligence official, who was responsible for coordinating American intelligence assessments, directed his staff in 2003 to strongly resist assertions that John R. Bolton sought to make about Syria's weapons programs in Congressional testimony, the official, Robert L. Hutchings, said in an interview on Wednesday.

3 Ex-Officials Describe Bullying by Bolton
By DOUGLAS JEHL
Three former senior government officials described John R. Bolton, nominee for ambassador to the United Nations, as unwilling to listen to alternative views.

Army Recruiters Say They Feel Pressure to Bend Rules
By DAMIEN CAVE Army statistics that show an increase in cheating by recruiters is disturbing many of the men and women charged with the uphill task of refilling the ranks.

How many isolated incidents make a pattern?

How widespread does something need to be, to be systemic?

Why is it that the guys who trow the party are always missing when it's time to clean up?

con·cept: War Is Peace, Failure Is Accomplishment…