All Further Articles for 2013-07-01

Monday, July 1, 2013
How to Make About $2,000 An Hour On the Taxpayers' Dime Despite A Tawdry Past
Just be David Petraeus, four-star general, former CIA head and architect of the counter-insurgency theories that worked so well in Iraq and Afghanistan before he was felled by icky sexual indiscretions. Petraeus is doing a stint as visiting professor at CUNY - a public school - that will pay him up to $200,000 for three hours of work a week. That, despite his disastrous wars, his ethical failings, his "piss-poor leadership," and an ongoing FBI investigation. Never let it be said that crime doesn't pay.
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The Real Truth: Gitmo Held Hearing So Secret It Barred the Defendant
Invoking the tired mantra of “damage to national security,” a military judge at Gitmo excluded not just the public and press but the accused - Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, charged with the USS Cole bombing - in the first closed session of military commission trials under Obama. Al Nashiri has been in U.S. custody 11 years, including four years in secret CIA prisons where he was reportedly waterboarded and tortured at the point of a power drill. Observers suggest the secrecy isn't about what he knows, but what his treatment could reveal about U.S. torture. Officials have only released a transcript so heavily redacted it appears to be written by Orwell. Read more here : "The high level of secrecy surrounding the rendition and torture of detainees since September 11 cannot continue to be justified on the basis of national security…(It) serves only to conceal evidence of wrongdoing and make its repetition more likely."
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