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The World Awaits Word From … Glenn Greenwald

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 2, 2011 at 9:45am 5/2/2011 at 9:45am

It’s 9:45 a.m. Eastern.

Is there anyone who has not opined on the killing of Osama bin Laden yet?

Yes, there is.  The world awaits word from … the prolific Glenn Greenwald.  Nothing on Twitter, or at Salon.com. 

Extra-judicial killing, with

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Going After Judge James Ware

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 9:08pm 4/27/2011 at 9:08pm

A motion has been filed in California federal District Court seeking to vacate former Chief Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling holding that Prop. 8 violated the United States Constitution.  A copy of the motion is here.  As a matter of routine, the movants selected a hearing date for the motion in July...

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King & Spalding Says Yes to Gitmo Detainees, No to Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 25, 2011 at 12:12pm 4/25/2011 at 12:12pm

Under pressure from groups opposed to the Defense of Marriage Act, the large Atlanta law firm King & Spalding is seeking to withdraw from representation.  In a transparently phony excuse, the head of the firm blames an improper “vetting” process, when everyone in the world knows that the reason King &...

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More Rights for Terrorists Mean More Dead Terrorists

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 4:35pm 2/14/2010 at 4:35pm

On November 29, 2008, in the wake of the Mumbai massacre and the election of Barack Obama (no connection drawn, just historically close in time), I wrote of the dilemma faced on whether to kill or capture terrorists: Giving Terrorists “Rights” May Lead To More Terrorist Deaths

The issue was whether, in...

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So What If Bush Did It Too?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 7:30am 2/3/2010 at 7:30am

Mike Allen at Politico created news yesterday, by reporting that Shoe-bomber Richard Reid was read Miranda rights in December 2001.

The argument goes that since the Shoe-bomber was given Miranda rights while George Bush was President in December 2001, Obama is insulated from criticism for the decision to read Miranda...

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Next Year in Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 11:43am 1/5/2010 at 11:43am

Headline Sunday: Brennan: Some Guantanamo detainees will go to Yemen

Headline today: Freed Guantánamo inmates are heading for Yemen to join al-Qaeda fight

Nothing to see here, move along.

Update – New headline this afternoon, U.S. suspends Guantanamo prisoner transfer to Yemen
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Dot. Dot. Dot. Dummy.

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 12:30pm 1/3/2010 at 12:30pm

Headline yesterday: Yemen’s Chaos Aids the Evolution of a Qaeda Cell

Headline this morning: US, UK close Yemen embassies over al-Qaida threats

Headline this morning: Brennan: Some Guantanamo detainees will go to Yemen

Headline six months from now when another detainee released to Yemen tries to blow up something: “We failed to connect the...

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Scalia Was Right About Releasing Gitmo Detainees

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 11:00am 12/29/2009 at 11:00am

Reports indicate that two of the planners of the attempted airplane bombing over Detroit were released Gitmo detainees, Muhamad Attik alHarbi and Said Ali Shari. Each of these detainees went through a military hearing system and were released in 2007.

At that time, the...

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KSM’s Opening Statement – Priceless To Him

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 3:10pm 11/14/2009 at 3:10pm

There will be plenty of time to analyze the wisdom or lack thereof in bringing Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to New York City for a civilian criminal trial.

Plenty of times as in years and possibly decades of legal wrangling over a host of issues. But it is worth noting what KSM’s...

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Obama’s Friday Mess – Grab a Mop

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 13, 2009 at 2:58pm 11/13/2009 at 2:58pm

Justice Department announces that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is coming to NYC for a civilian court trial, with all the melodrama and

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Remember Ilan Halimi

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 9:26am 5/24/2009 at 9:26am

Gateway Pundit has a good update on the murder of Ilan Halimi:

Ilan was lured to his death by a woman he had met in his telephone store. They met up late on the night of January 20, 2006, in one of Paris’s southern suburbs, Bagneux. She was what is called a...

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Obama Supports Indefinite Detention Without Trial

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 10:58am 5/21/2009 at 10:58am

Obama is giving his speech now on the issue of terrorist detention policy and the closing of Gitmo. I’ll leave it to others to parse all aspects of the speech, although it is clear that the overriding theme is: “It’s not my fault, blame Bush.” As if no other President in...

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Greatest Sentence Ever (feat. H. Reid)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 1:56pm 5/20/2009 at 1:56pm

Harry Reid made the following statement yesterday regarding the Democrats’ flip-flop on closing the prison at Guantanomo Bay, and bringing the detainees to prisons in the United States. Reid rejected the idea, stating:

“Can’t put them...

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Nancy Pelosi Is The Central Issue

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 18, 2009 at 7:53am 5/18/2009 at 7:53am

My article, Nancy Pelosi Is The Central Issue, appears today at American Thinker:

Nancy Pelosi recently accused the CIA of misleading Congress as to interrogation techniques employed against three al-Qaeda...

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Pelosi Accuses CIA Of Lying

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 11:14am 5/14/2009 at 11:14am

Nancy Pelosi is holding a press conference in which she has acknowledged being briefed by the CIA about waterboarding in 2002, but accuses the CIA of lying to Congress about the use of the technique and whether the techniques were legal. Pelosi also acknowledged, when pressed by questions, that she was...

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Obama’s No Lose Photo Decision

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 9:02am 5/14/2009 at 9:02am

Give praise where praise is due. Barack Obama acted wisely in deciding to continue appealing the court-ordered release of detainee abuse photos.

These photos, by the way, have nothing to do with the controversial interrogation program which was the subject of the four legal memoranda recently released, or even the treatment of...

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Relax, The Dems Will Screw Up

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 6:56am 4/29/2009 at 6:56am

It would be very easy to fall into a depression over Arlen Specter switching political parties, giving Democrats a likely filibuster-proof Senate majority. The result will be that Obama will be able to push through much of his agenda without meaningful debate.

Not that I will miss Specter personally. Specter h...

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