Friday, March 16, 2018

And more on Trump's pick to head the CIA

From Juan Cole-

Trump’s Pick to Head CIA Did Oversee torture at Thai black site.  More here

And from the Daily Beast- here

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pompeo and Guantanamo...

So the person Trump would like to be the new secretary of state has said these things about Gitmo and torture.

On terrorism, prisons and interrogations:

Pompeo opposes closing Guantanamo Bay detention camp. After a 2013 visit to the prison, Pompeo said, of the prisoners who were on hunger strike, "It looked to me like a lot of them had put on weight."

Pompeo criticized the Obama administration's decision to end secret prisons and its requirement that all interrogators adhere to anti-torture laws.

h/o to the mound of sound

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Torturer nominated for head of CIA and long time DOJ attorneys resigns...

I have been a bit busy these past two weeks.... but unfortunately so has my lunatic president. After firing the secretary or state (for speaking out against Trumps bosom buddy Putin regarding the poisoning, with a toxic weapon of mass destruction, a former spy and his daughter) Trump then moved the equally crazy head of the CIA to head the state department and moved one of the more high profile torturers to head the CIA. What could go wrong with this picture?  Read more here.

And what should also not be a surprise -- another long time DOJ attorney who has worked under both democratic and republican administrations over 40 years has resigned (out of disgust but he won't say that). Read more about him here.

Oh, and lest I forget, the military is apparently working on arrest warrants for two civilian attorneys who quit because their attorney client confidences have been compromised by military spying. Read more here.
(h/o to friend Ken)

Just another day in my country under the Trump administration...