Monthly Archives: December 2007

Court unlikey to open broad inquiry into CIA tapes

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US District Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr seemed reluctant to grant the request by an attorney representing several Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo to compel the government to explain the destruction of CIA interrogation tapes. “Why should the court not permit the Department of Justice to do just that?” he asked David H. Remes, the lawyer for the detainees.

Remes, pictured below at the podium, replied “Plainly, the government wants only foxes guarding the henhouse.”

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Washington Post story here.

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There’s a name for it: zebibah

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During the trial I blogged about the bruise on Moussaoui’s forehead resulting from his prostrations during prayer, but I couldn’t find the Arabic term for it. Well, it is called the zebibah and the NYT today has an article about it’s popularity in Egypt among the fashionably pious.

The NYT article is here.

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Sentencing is peachy for Italia Federici

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Republican environmental advocate, and co-founder of CREA, Italia Federici was sentenced yesterday to a mere two months in a half-way house for tax evasion and obstructing a Senate investigation. Ms Federici, who once worked on former Interior Secretary Gale Norton’s Senate bid, was romantically involved with the number two official at the Department of the Interior, J. Stevens Griles at the same time CREA was receiving checks totaling $500,000. from indian tribes represented by Jack Abramoff. Said her lawyer,
“each man had his own agenda and each man used her for their own pleasure and gain”.

Washington Post story here.

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