Torture? Racism? Genocide? When It Means Everything, It Means Nothing

May 30th, 2011

By Dan Miller How the accusatory left tortures the meaning of words. The phenomenon of conflation occurs when the identities of two or more individuals, concepts, or places, sharing some characteristics of one another, become confused until there seems to be only a single identity — the differences appear to become lost. Michael Ledeen’s torture […]

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Thank God for Obama’s Broken Promises

May 3rd, 2011

By Seth Forman After campaigning for years on closing Guantanamo Bay military prison and secret overseas CIA prisons, and actually signing an order to do so in 2009, Obama abruptly reversed himself in March, 2011. Good thing, too. Follow the sequence of events. Barack Obama, August 2007, As President, I will close Guantanamo, reject […]

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Getting It Wrong on Terrorism

January 31st, 2010

By Tom Carter Michael Hayden is a retired U.S. Air Force general and former Director of both the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency.  He has a column today in The Washington Post that anyone who cares about the war on terror should read.  Hayden begins with the specific case of the Christmas Day […]

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Hard Questions on Interrogation

September 2nd, 2009

In his column in The Washington Post yesterday, Richard Cohen took a thoughtful approach to questions surrounding the controversy over enhanced interrocation techniques.  When the the absolutes of political ideology are stripped away, the questions that remain are very difficult to answer.  Even the terms of the discussion are controversial and often misleading.  “Torture” is defined by one […]

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Interrogation Success

August 30th, 2009

In How a Detainee Became An Asset, The Washington Post provided objective information on the success achieved using enhanced interrogation techniques in the case of Khalid Sheik Mohammed.  This captured terrorist was the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, was involved in many other terrorist attacks, was close to Osama bin Laden, and had a wealth […]

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