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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:47 PM
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Rumsfeld Approved Iraq Interrogation Plan -Report
A corollary to Sy Hersh's report.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&s...

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld approved a plan that brought unconventional interrogation methods to Iraq to gain intelligence about the growing insurgency, ultimately leading to the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, the New Yorker magazine reported on Saturday.

Rumsfeld, who has been under fire for the prisoner abuse scandal, gave the green light to methods previously used in Afghanistan for gathering intelligence on members of al Qaeda, which the United States blames for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the magazine reported on its Web site.

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The New Yorker said the CIA, which approved using high-pressure interrogation tactics against senior al Qaeda leaders after the 2001 attacks, balked at extending them to Iraq and refused to participate


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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:51 PM
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1. Dupe. Discussion of Hersh's article here:
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:18 PM
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4. Significant in that it tis also being reported by Reuters.....
Call it a dupe if you wish.... :)
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:32 PM
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7. Sorry. My bad. Just read Hersh and nothing else.
:spank: :spank: (spanking myself)
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:33 PM
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8. Hey! You no bad!
:)
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doni_georgia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:14 PM
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10. I googled it - International media has picked up the story
Australian The Age
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/16/1084646055...

Swiss Politics
http://www.swisspolitics.org/en/news/index.php?section=...

Financial Times of London
http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.co...

South Afric News 24
http://www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_15...

Nothing yet from any US media other than New Yorker (original piece) and Reuters
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:55 PM
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2. Is this the smoking gun?...
...How deep into the Bush administration does this authorization go? Stay tooned. :shrug:
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Kira Donating Member (755 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:01 PM
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3. Are any of the "major networks"
covering this story yet? If not when do you think this will break to the mainstream press?
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ScrewyRabbit Donating Member (522 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:23 PM
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5. Mentioned on both CNN and Fox in the last hour
But of course neither really went into significant detail.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:29 PM
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6. They always lag behind the "news"...
The Internet is the place to find the news...
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:58 PM
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9. Ruh roh.....
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