Saturday, April 25, 2009

Short Takes

Torture Doesn’t Work — The Washington Post reports that a 2002 military memo called extreme duress “torture” and an unreliable interrogation tool.

Meanwhile, the CIA inspector general noted in 2004 that there was no proof that torture prevented any further attacks.

A Little Late — Judge Jay Bybee tells friends now that he’s sorry he signed off on the memo that narrowed the definition of torture for the Bush administration.

Reconcile This
— President Obama will get the health care bill through on a filibuster-proof budget plan.

Chrysler and Fiat have a tentative deal. GM is rushing to wrap up their deal and rumors swirl about the fate of Pontiac.

Rep. Michele Bachmann
(R-MN) needs to take a good high school earth science class.

Democrat wins special election in New York.

Tigers lose in Kansas City.