Sunday, May 31, 2009

Carcassonne, L'aude, France, a Time in History (http://www.articlesbase.com/travel-tips-articles/carcassonne-laude-france-a-time-in-history-139540.html)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Obama half bush? http://bit.ly/fRGiH
Harith
al-Ubaidi, a member of parliament's human rights committee, said he understood why Iraqis struggling with a lack of jobs and services might ignore more photos of abuse, but he contested Obama's reasoning for holding them back.
"This is an absolutely invalid excuse. If armed groups could exert more pressure, they wouldn't wait for the photos."

In Ubaidi's view Obama is trying to avoid whipping up Arab opinion as he attempts to repair US-Middle East relations, damaged under former President George W Bush, and was also protecting interrogators guilty of abuse.

Obama has said CIA agents who followed legal guidance on interrogation would not be prosecuted, but left the door open to prosecuting Bush-era officials who developed the policies.

Ubaidi said Obama's overtures to Muslims in Egypt next week are likely to fail if he is seen as continuing Bush's policy of secrecy over detainees, or as blocking efforts to hold those who abused prisoners accountable.

Laila al-Khafaji, another member of Iraq's parliament, said she preferred to forget the past.

"The page of the Abu Ghraib torture scandal was turned a long time ago and it's time to forget. What's the point of reminding us of these pains?"

World opinion changing fast - Mr. President

Obama half bush?

Harith al-Ubaidi, a member of parliament's human rights committee, said he understood why Iraqis struggling with a lack of jobs and services might ignore more photos of abuse, but he contested Obama's reasoning for holding them back.

"This is an absolutely invalid excuse. If armed groups could exert more pressure, they wouldn't wait for the photos."

In Ubaidi's view Obama is trying to avoid whipping up Arab opinion as he attempts to repair US-Middle East relations, damaged under former President George W Bush, and was also protecting interrogators guilty of abuse.

Obama has said CIA agents who followed legal guidance on interrogation would not be prosecuted, but left the door open to prosecuting Bush-era officials who developed the policies.

Ubaidi said Obama's overtures to Muslims in Egypt next week are likely to fail if he is seen as continuing Bush's policy of secrecy over detainees, or as blocking efforts to hold those who abused prisoners accountable.

Laila al-Khafaji, another member of Iraq's parliament, said she preferred to forget the past.

"The page of the Abu Ghraib torture scandal was turned a long time ago and it's time to forget. What's the point of reminding us of these pains?" .. http://bit.ly/fRGiH

Enter the picasaweb-google photo competition on plaxo

Hi, you are all invited to enter the picasaweb google competition on google. Looking forward to see you on : http://www.plaxo.com/groups/profile/154620279030 http://bit.ly/eLapF

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Confucius 4 U

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. @barackobama @whitehouse

Past is catching up with President Obama

His decision not to expose the perpetrators of human rights is wrong. He covers up for Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfels. He bows under pressure from those wo have committed crimes against humanity. Everything he stands for is now questionable, until he clears up this painful chapter of history http://bit.ly/38mtQM