In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Carney Suggests Interrogations Could Have Led to Bin Laden

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today did not rule out that “enhanced interrogation” techniques conducted on terrorist suspects during the Bush administration provided the key that led to Osama Bin Laden. “I can’t categorically rule out that one piece of information — because we don’t know,” Carney during in an exchange with me today in the White House briefing. But Carney was careful to

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Thank You, Torturers

Is anyone willing to recognize the elephant in the room, the monkey on our back, or the skunk at the party? Is anyone willing to acknowledge and, indeed, applaud The Torturers? It seems very likely that likely that the vilified interrogations of the Bush years played a critical role in developing the intelligence that led to the end of Osama Bin Laden. And please, let’s

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