Archive for April 25th, 2013

A detainee is escorted at Guantanamo


Not that this will convince anyone who denies or justifies it. From The New York Times:

 A nonpartisan, independent review of interrogation and detention programs in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks concludes that “it is indisputable that the United States engaged in the practice of torture” and that the nation’s highest officials bore ultimate responsibilityfor it.

The sweeping, 600-page report says that while brutality has occurred in every American war, there never before had been “the kind of considered and detailed discussions that occurred after 9/11 directly involving a president and his top advisers on the wisdom, propriety and legality of inflicting pain and torment on some detainees in our custody.”

Read the document here.

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Tune, Named

Old Young

Yesterday I asked for help identifying a Neil Young song that had been playing on the oldies station at work; alert readers told me it was this one, by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, which explains why I didn’t know it: I had quit listening to CSN&Y after the first couple of albums, thinking they had gone stale. I should have known ol’ Neil would have had some gems hidden among the dross. This one is from the late 80s, and shows it, with hints of various scandals from that time. Enjoy!

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