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Friday, September 29, 2006

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  • "A Total Rollback Of Everything This Country Has Stood For": Sen. Patrick Leahy Blasts Congressional Approval of Detainee Bill

    Guantanamo

    The Senate has agreed to give President Bush extraordinary power to detain and try prisoners in the so-called war on terror. The legislation strips detainees of the right to challenge their own detention and gives the President the power to detain them indefinitely. The bill also immunizes U.S. officials from prosecution for torturing detainees who the military and the CIA captured before the end of last year. We get reaction from Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights. [includes rush transcript]

  • Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone

    Chand

    Washington Post Assistant Managing Editor and former Baghdad bureau chief Rajiv Chandrasekaran has written a behind-the-scenes account of the Bush administration appointees who ran Iraq after the US invasion. Invoking the embattled ex-Director of FEMA, Chandrasekaran calls them "Michael Brown x100." [includes rush transcript]