Thu Oct 27, 2005 08:46
Vice President for Torture (The Washington Post) 26 Oct 2005 "Vice President [sic] Cheney is aggressively pursuing an initiative that may be unprecedented for an elected official of the executive branch: He is proposing that Congress legally authorize human rights abuses by Americans... In other words, this vice president has become an open advocate of torture... The CIA is holding an unknown number of prisoners in secret detention centers abroad. In violation of the Geneva Conventions, it has refused to register those detainees with the International Red Cross or to allow visits by its inspectors. Its prisoners have 'disappeared,' like the victims of some dictatorships."

The ties that bind Cheney, Halliburton 27 Oct 2005 Last year Halliburton more than doubled its defense contracts from $3.9 billion to $8 billion... In December 2001, Vice pResident Dick Cheney oversaw the awarding by the U.S. Department of Defense of a contract referred to as LOGCAPIII. The successful company: Halliburton. A little more than a year later, in March 2003, the United States, in a virtual-joint venture with Halliburton, invaded Iraq.

Grand Jury Hears Summary of Case On CIA Leak Probe 27 Oct 2005 The prosecutor in the

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