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Dick Cheney’s Bad Memory on Torture

Although we are used to cynical politicians distorting the truth and deliberately misleading the public, ex Vice President Dick Cheney’s pre-9-11 anniversary speech about the US use of torture was notable for what appears jaw-dropping effrontery. According to Cheney as … Continue reading

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IS OBAMA RIGHT ABOUT LIBYA?

As it looks to me on 28 March: As I understand it the US dilemma in Libya has been as follows. Gaddafi (aka Qadhafi) was a ruthless dictator who had been in power for many years. He used his power to control … Continue reading

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WHY THE WEST WON’T DO MORE IN LIBYA

Lord Palmerston’s often quoted dictum about there being no friends in international politics, only interests, appears about to come true yet again. This time it is Libya. It is a sad fact that powerful nations show scant regard for any … Continue reading

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