The Defense Department is seeking a $150-million upgrade to the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, making it clear to the prisoners — already on a hunger strike over their desperate and worsening situation — that they are there to stay.
Glenn Greenwald, the scourge of progressives and neocons alike, has nailed George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum on his explanations of the motivations behind the 2003-2011 war in Iraq.
In a statement posted on the State Department website on March 15, Secretary of State John Kerry expressed U.S. support for the UN Arms Trade Treaty.
“The United States is steadfast in its commitment to achieve a strong and effective Arms Trade Treaty that helps address the adverse effects of the international arms trade on global peace and stability,” read the statement.
The U.K.'s Guardian reports that before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, both the CIA and the U.K.'s intelligence service were informed by sources coming from Iraq's head of intelligence that Iraq had no active weapons of mass destruction.