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22 June 2007 @ 02:19 pm
 
How opposed is Cheney to oversight, especially of the handling of classified information? He suggested abolishing the oversight unit rather than complying with their requests. Seriously.

"The CIA will declassify hundreds of pages of long-secret records detailing some of the intelligence agency's worst illegal abuses - the so-called "family jewels" documenting a quarter-century of overseas assassination attempts, domestic spying, kidnapping and infiltration of leftist groups from the 1950s to the 1970s."



FRIDAY NEWS:
* Interesting: examining the war economy of Iraq.
* "Can the war in Afghanistan be won?"
* Um. I am not sure the best way to avoid IED casualties in Iraq is to walk more.
* "When the Bush presidency ends, there will be a great deal of damage to repair, much of it to the Constitutional system."
* Arrests made at gay pride parade in Jerusalem.
* Dick Polman on where Giuliani went wrong.
* Rich Lowry takes Bloomberg down a notch.

A World War II-era P-38 Lightning has been dug out of the ice in Greenland, where it sat for 50 years.
 
 
Strange Detractor: cumhereprofessorbooty on June 22nd, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
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The CIA will declassify hundreds of pages of long-secret records detailing some of the intelligence agency's worst illegal abuses - the so-called "family jewels" documenting a quarter-century of overseas assassination attempts, domestic spying, kidnapping and infiltration of leftist groups from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Right-thinking Americans, of course, will breathe a sigh of relief that this sort of abuse is a thing of the past.  They will then attend Two Minutes Hate and take their mandated dosage of Soma.