June 18th, 2009

ronin

Cell phone is offline for today.


Cell phone is offline for today. The battery died sometime last night. It's charging up at home right now, but since I'm going straight from work to this screening of a documentary about my mom and Dennis van Gerven's work on the Hillmon case, I won't get back to it until about 9pm.

If you need me urgently, drop me an email. I'll keep a closer eye than usual on the mailbox.
Trajedy... for YOUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

Senate votes *unanimously* to block release of Abu Ghraib torture/murder photos.


The Senate passed by unanimous consent Wednesday a bill that would prevent the release of controversial photos of alleged U.S. abuse of prisoners and detainees.

The bill, sponsored by Sens. Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut Independent, and Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, had originally been part of the war funding supplemental bill passed Tuesday by the House.

But House Democrats stripped that part of the measure from the bill, and the senators proposed it as stand-alone legislation.

Earlier Wednesday, Graham said at a Judiciary Committee hearing that he had received assurance from White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel "that the president will not let these photos see the light of day." "The people involved in Abu Ghraib and other detainee abuse allegations have been dealt with," Graham said, arguing against the release of the photographs. "Every photo would become a bullet or IED used by terrorists against our troops."


http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/06/17/detainee.photos/

Hoo boy! I sure wish I could retroactively legalize some murders that I committed for no reason! And then when someone tried to publish pictures of what I did, make that illegal too! Le roi, c'est moi!

Russ Feingold was one of the few liberals in DC I had any faith left in. I wonder what incredibly transparent, self-serving bullshit he'll attempt to use to justify his "yes" vote on this one...
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