Category Archives: Torture

Change I Can Believe In

Barack Obama’s choice for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency is former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta. This is change I can believe in. Here is Panetta’s view on torture: We cannot and we must not use torture … Continue reading

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Eric Holder On The Rule Of Law

[Via Andrew Sullivan] Our next Attorney General’s thinking on the rule of law: Eric H. Holder Jr., Deputy Attorney General during the Clinton administration, asserted in a speech to the American Constitution Society (ACS) that the United States must reverse … Continue reading

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Only Connect

Last week I received an email from a dear friend. The email came from Sweden, on Valentine’s Day. I have spent the better part of this week trying to craft a response. I have failed. This post is my attempt at … Continue reading

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Fear And Retribution In Bangladesh

[Click image above to enlarge] [Cross posted at E-Bangladesh] During last week’s mass protests in Bangladesh a demonstrator, possibly a student, lunged toward a Bangladesh army man with his feet raised in anger. The army man was running in fear … Continue reading

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British High Commissioner Beyond His Brief?

[Cross posted at E-Bangladesh] On August 26, the British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Anwar Choudhury, apparently went off the reservation. After meeting with the foreign advisor in Dhaka Mr. Choudhury was the only foreign envoy to face the media. He … Continue reading

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