Vice President Dick Cheney has confirmed that U.S. interrogators subjected captured senior al-Qaeda suspects to a controversial interrogation technique called “water-boarding,” which creates a sensation of drowning.
Cheney indicated that the Bush administration doesn’t regard water-boarding as torture, and allows the CIA to use it. “It’s a no-brainer for me,” Cheney said at one point in an interview.
A New Yorker magazine cover depicting President Bush being flooded in the Oval Office after Hurricane Katrina has been chosen by a panel of the nation’s magazine editors and designers as the best cover of the year.
The illustration shows the waters rising around Mr. Bush and his top appointees as the flood from New Orleans engulfs the White House, which was criticized for failing to respond promptly and fully to the disaster.
Barry Blitt drew the cover, entitled “Deluged,” which appeared on the Sept. 19, 2005 issue.
Alyssa Milano attends an event for the Clinton Global Initiative — the cause that Bill Clinton was supposed to talk about during his interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, but was instead blindsided with terror related questions.
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To further their cause, Ryanair has started two new campaigns, Let’s Beat Terrorism: Keep Britain Flying; and the highly effective, New Airport Security Procedures: Put Fun Back Into Flying, which depicts a crowd of naked people standing around their luggage (which Ryanair actually posted on their own website).
A study conducted by Jon Miller from Michigan State University of 32 European countries, the United States and Japan has revealed that the US is the second most unwilling nation to accept evolution as fact. In the only country in which evolution has been politicised, the percentage of people who accept the idea of evolution has declined from 45% in 1985 to only 40% in 2005.
Many attribute the cause to the large fundamentalist Christian population in the US. While Catholics, European Protestants and so-called mainstream US Protestants consider the biblical account of creation as a metaphor, fundamentalists take the Bible literally, leading them to believe that the Earth and humans were created only 6000 years ago.
Wanting to prove just how in tune they are with pop culture, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, has recently launched a new website based on — wait for it — motherf’ing snakes on motherf’ing planes.
By revealing her chest a little bit, he really meant putting her boobs on full display, sans nipple. Edwards hopes the bust will get people talking about sex, politics and celebrity. Don’t we do that already?