Newsweek and Cuban Terrorist Re-Cap
"We have yet to see what's at the root, if anything, of the Newsweek story. But I think it's telling that some bloggers have devoted much, much more energy to covering the Newsweek error than they ever have to covering any sliver of the widespread evidence of detainee abuse that made the Newsweek piece credible in the first place. A simple question: after U.S. interrogators have tortured over two dozen detainees to death, after they have wrapped one in an Israeli flag, after they have smeared naked detainees with fake menstrual blood, after they have told one detainee to '[Expletive] Allah,' after they have ordered detainees to pray to Allah in order to kick them from behind in the head, is it completely beyond credibility that they would also have desecrated the Koran?"
Others have commented on the shameless reversal on whether the Newsweek article was responsible for the Afghan riots - past and future. So-called journalistic experts have come down saying Newsweek should not have printed the story with the second source having been a "non-denial." That is, the press is now expected to go beyond letting the Military review an entire piece (already highly unusual) prior to publication and... just sit on potentially troublesome news... as the US National Interest dictates.
in other news...
We have a new Mayor in Los Angeles.
The Bush Administration did arrest CIA trained Cuban-American terrorist Luis Posada Carilles yesterday. However, early indications are that the Administration is not going to follow law or procedure and extradite him to Venezuela, where he is a citizen and where Courts are seeking his re-trial for the airplane bombing. Invoking a policy of not working with Cuba at all (despite crying about Cuba's lack of coresponding cooperation), nor "countries we believe to be acting on Cuba's behalf," it appears Carriles is off to another 3rd country where he can hide. The other option is trial here in the States and that is just not going to happen in this land where Rule of Law is becoming a bad joke.