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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A different (more effective) "law enforcement" approach to terror

A kinda interesting article on the different treatment of Bryant Neal Vinas, the US citizen charged with terror crimes in New York earlier this week.

I found alot in it, but the headline is that the government's treatment of this guy was different than the Guantanamo/torture treatment used in the past and seems to have resulted in a "gold mine" of information.

This would seem to be another point in the repudiation of the Cheney/Bush torture/detention model pursued for so may years. (This guy was arrested under Bush, but it wasn't until the last days of his presidency that Bush began to give up the "harsh" policies.)

Stray question. Why did anyone really listen to Cheney on these matters? He had no past expertise. He was a politician and CEO.


  • Because Cheney had everybody's phone tapped and was busy gathering dirt on them?

    By Blogger Lew Scannon, at 6:54 PM  

  • I think it's just that they were all scared and they bought his "dark side" toughness act.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 8:53 PM  

  • Power trumps reason and expertise every time.

    By Blogger -epm, at 9:42 PM  

  • Yup.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 10:07 PM  

  • why follow cheney? BLACKMAIL. I am convinced that moderate GOPs and all demoratic reps were somehow being blackmailed during W's 8 years. Sure the phone taps and domestic spying played a part but I wouldn't be the least surprised to see some very big "gun" was pointed to some/many groups...really probably is somehow connected to what was going on on Wall Street. A whole lot of money was shipped out of the fed reserve and no one really has said where it all went. The eall street crash was not all just "value" lost -- a whole lot of money (hard currency) went somewhere...
    But my tin-foil hat always glows when I think abt what the W administration got away with...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:22 PM  

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