OpEdge: Torturing Language to Sanitize Torture

by Marc Jampole HOW DO WE KNOW that those who are defending the American torture program under the presidency of George W. Bush recognize that they are wrong and that torture is both illegal and immoral — in other words, evil? We can tell in the language they use. As soon as the Central Intelligence Agency, […]

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Israel and Gaza: Some Relevant Quotes

• “The Israeli decision to kill Ahmed Jabari was total insanity. Jabari was behind enforcing all of the recent ceasefire agreements. He sent his troops out to stop the rockets and was prepared to reach a long term ceasefire. Jabari was also the main interlocutor of the Egyptian intelligence service in reaching ceasefire understandings. Now […]

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June 5: Scooter Libby Imprisoned

Irve Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the son of a Jewish investment banker, was sentenced on this date in 2007 to 30 months in prison and a $250,000 fine after his conviction on several counts of perjury, obstruction of justice, and making false statements. Libby, who was chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, covered up […]

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America, Bleeding

“Mission Accomplished” An Editorial It took the “miracle of the oil,” a one-day supply burning for eight days, to resanctify the temple in Jerusalem after the Syrian Greeks ran swine through it during the ancient days of the Maccabees. It will take a far greater miracle than that to restore the United States to sound […]

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