Category Archives: The War on Stupid

The – now very real – prospect of house arrest at the order of Mr Rupert Murdoch

Seymour Hersh – “We’ve Been Taken Over by a Cult”: …the amazing thing is we are been taken over basically by a cult, eight or nine neo-conservatives have somehow grabbed the government. Just how and why and how they did … Continue reading

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I seem to recall saying “And you’re next…”

I don’t care if it’s in Belmarsh, my own home, or a sodding budgie cage… detention without trial is detention without trial. And I’m simply delighted to wake up in a country that will now allow the same treatment of … Continue reading

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Justice for some (possibly) and liberty for others (maybe)

BBC – Guantanamo four face questioning: UK anti-terror police are expected to begin questioning four Britons released from US custody at Guantanamo Bay… But Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens said evidence obtained by MI5 while the four were in … Continue reading

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From Iraq to inauguration to Iran

So, here we are. The day of Bush’s inauguration. A day or quiet protest for some. Guardian – Protesters refuse to stand on ceremony: When President George Bush travels down Pennsylvania Avenue in his black limousine for today’s inaugural parade, … Continue reading

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Iraq: abuse by UK soldiers (graphic content warning goes here)

Guardian – Court martial told of soldiers’ ‘appalling’ abuse: Three British soldiers carried out “shocking and appalling” physical and sexual abuse of Iraqi prisoners that was photographed by servicemen, a court martial heard today. Twenty-two photographs were released by a … Continue reading

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Hersh: Iran is next

I would regard this report very seriously if I were you… not least because Hersh also revealed much of the detail behind the Abu Ghraib scandal. (Which, I’m sure you’ll all be comforted to know, was entirely the fault of … Continue reading

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After being held for three years without charge (and without knowing what they are accused of)…

Independent – US ‘close to freeing four Britons held at Guantanamo Bay’ Guardian – US ready to free British terror suspects BBC – Guantanamo Britons ‘to be freed’ ABC – Few at Guantanamo of intelligence value: US official: A Pentagon … Continue reading

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Gonzales: Actually, I *was* expecting the Hispanic inquisition

OK, it’s shocking, it’s alarming…. but it Does. Not. Surprise. Me. At. All. Guardian – Bush’s choice for top law job faces grilling on torture: Alberto Gonzales, currently his chief legal adviser, told Mr Bush in early 2002 that the … Continue reading

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ID cards: Don’t worry, I’m sure it will all turn out fine

All we have to do is sit back and let our elected representatives do the right thing. Right…? Europhobia – More on ID: Following yesterday’s post, there have been a few more responses to the government’s attempts to peer into … Continue reading

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ID Cards, Abu Hamza and welfare fraud

BBC – ID cards plans pass first hurdle: An attempt to derail the government’s controversial plans for identity cards has failed in the House of Commons. In the first Commons vote on the scheme, MPs voted by 385 to 93 … Continue reading

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