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Friday, May 06, 2005
  Ghost detainees inna democragame
CIA WONDERS HOW TO RID ITSELF OF "GHOST DETAINEES"
According to the February 16 New York Times, the CIA, under its new director Porter Goss, is worried about how it can extricate itself from indefinitely holding in secret jails "high value" detainees, who no longer have worthwhile intelligence to give. The Agency is worried about the erosion of legal pretexts for its secret prison system and harsh interrogation methods, and fears its agents may some day face prosecution. The Associated Press on February 18 reported that "ghost detainee" Manadel al-Jamadi died in November 2003 under CIA interrogation at Abu Ghraib. He had been suspended by his wrists, which were handcuffed behind his back in a position called "Palestinian hanging."

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HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO EVADE ACCOUNTABILITY
While thousands of government documents detailing the use of torture continue to be released to the ACLU as part of its FOIA lawsuit, the Pentagon says it takes revelations of torture at US detention facilities "very seriously." At the same time, it makes sure that senior officers do not face charges.

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In Middle Eastern elections, no one bats an eyelid when the leader gets 110 per cent of the vote
Even the worst dictatorships - usually supported by us, the 'democrats' - want to play the game
Long live our democracy. Let’s hope the Arabs embrace our glorious traditions.
 
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