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jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Aug.09.2009
It looks like Attorney General Eric Holder is on the verge of appointing a criminal prosecutor to investigate waterboarding, and other illegal acts that were part of the interrogation policies put in place under the Bush administration. We've heard this for awhile now, but Holder appears to...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Mar.28.2009
Obama's recent decision to escalate troop presence, in Afghanistan, by adding an additional 4,000 troops will be easier to pitch at home, and abroad, if he avoids talking about taking out the Taliban, and sticks to Al Qaeda principally because of the gaping questions as to who has been financing,...
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Mar.26.2009
Why would anyone consider connecting Obama's treasury secretary with George W. Bush's former vice-president? Well, stay tuned, because Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is going to be to the Obama administration what Dick Cheney was to George W. Bush--indispensable. This analogy is irresistable...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Mar.04.2009
 What should we do with detainees currently held at Gitmo after the base is closed?    I say we should allow them to be brought to the United States if for no other reason than to establish socioeconomic equity.    Who knows?  Bernie Madoff might be persuaded to put up a couple dozen detainees at...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Feb.26.2009
Nearly 70% of Americans agree with the new president's decision to add another 17,000 troops in Afghanistan, according to today's Washington Post.     True, this is about half what President Obama requested.  Still, the increase indicates a significant sea change, especially if you happen to be one...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Jan.14.2009
 Osama bin Laden has been keeping up with George W. Bush's approval ratings. In a new audiotape released today, the former freedom fighter commented that 75% of the American people are ready for a new president. I think it's safe to say, too, that the American people are also ready for a new...
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Jan.11.2009
If leading Democratic senators have their way, agents and officials with the Central Intelligence Agency will be immunized against prosecution for any criminal activity arising from taking commands, and/or employing "alternative methods" of interrogation, under George W. Bush, and under...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Dec.07.2008
 On this, the 67th anniversary of the day the Japanese launched a surprise military strike on a U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii , I'm reminded of the words of Austrian psychiatrist, Victor Frankl: "no one has the right to do wrong, not even if wrong has been done to them." Dr....
lina-ru's picture
Sep.30.2008
It is just incredible for me to see the American news. It is like a soap opera, full of drama and tragedy... Really, I just want to see a happy ending. BUT... I see American people asleep. The ones who dare to wake up are seen as radical or even crazy. It is shocking to realize how a country...