By Michael Winship
As we marvel over the depths of hypocrisy and greed currently plumbed in the health care reform debate, it may help to remember that even Honest Abe Lincoln had his share of tainted colleagues, one of the most notorious of whom was his first Secretary of War Simon Cameron.
By Jason Leopold
Obama cooks up legal excuses for the 12-year-old whom Bush forces kidnapped and imprisoned back in 2002. To avoid an upcoming habeas corpus hearing, Obama’s team will criminally charge Mohammed Jawad. Looks like the Constitution lawyer from Harvard has contempt for the concept of “speedy trial.” Continue reading
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Obama and Company, Prisons
Tagged abuse of power, extraordinary rendition, fake war on terror, gitmo, habeas corpus, human rights, indefinite detention, jason leopold, obama, truthout