Nope, Still Not Seeing Much of a Change From Bush to Obama


David Forsmark replied to my post about the George W. Obama Administration here, titled “Yes, Ryan, There IS a Difference Between the 2 Parties on National Security.” Just a little clarification: I was comparing the Obama and Bush Administrations, not necessarily both parties, and I didn’t say there was no difference at all, just nothing [...]

Holder Clears Bush Officials In Torture Probe, Sets Stage For ICC Entry. Will Obama Open The Door?


A few weeks ago I wrote a post here at NRB on a news item that got very little attention from American readers.  It’s well-worth revisiting now.  The Obama Administration announced through an anonymous source on or about January 31 that no one in the Bush Administration who was involved with green-lighting the water-boarding of [...]

Courtroom Cirque du Jihad


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Welcome to the circus trial of “Lady al-Qaeda” Aafia Siddiqui.

Jack Bauer’s Loneley Crusade Continues


Jack is back! The eighth season of 24 got underway last night and promises the usual chills and thrills for fans of the long running drama.
But it is the character of Jack Bauer that fascinates us – has fascinated America – in that the changes undergone by Bauer in the previous seven incarnations of the [...]

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James Kirchick: Why shouldn’t we waterboard Abdulmutallab? – Daily News


Picture this hypothetical situation: A member of Al Qaeda boards a transatlantic flight bearing 269 passengers and crew headed for a major American city – let’s just say Detroit – with powdered explosives stitched into his undergarments. As the plane makes its final descent, the terrorist at this point in our narrative, that’s what he […]