Information Landmine

"The Americans keep telling us how successful their system is. Then they remind us not to stray too far from our hotel at night." - An un-named EU trade representative quoted during international trade talks in Denver, Colorado, 1997.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ashcroft as a Moderating Influence?

Surely there is no greater - or more damning - illustration of the degree of right-wing extremism within the Bush administration than the fact that John Ashcroft once found himself serving as the voice of semi-moderation in a battle with then-White House counsel Alberto Gonzales over the use of torture in prisoner interrogations.

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