So many have asked for a new picture of Oakley the Amazing Weimaraner and Annie the kid sister that I have this about to share. (Here is a slightly larger photo for the real fan club members)
Thanks to all for the sensible, thoughtful commentary below on Comments. I think we are all collectively on the right track. I very much appreciate the spirit folks are demonstrating in making the comment something a collective responsibility for mutual learning and quality discourse.
I plan to write more tomorrow — on the powerful and disturbing film Taxi to the Dark Side and the discussion we had this evening with director Alex Gibney, former FBI interrogator Jack Cloonan, former Abu Ghraib and Bergram military intelligence interrogator Damian Corsetti, and former State Department Chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson. I’d write something now — but am pretty “whacked” as my British friends would say and just can’t pull it together until tomorrow.
Also, important Supreme Court hearings were held today on two Guantanamo related cases — and that will deserve some review.
But most importantly, I learned something this evening that may be significant and which AP also just reported. Today, the Senate-House Intelligence Conference voted today to make the Army Field Manual the standard for all detainee issues in interrogation and detention methods — or “the law of the land” as my source told me. That means for the CIA and all branches of the national security, military, and intelligence establishment.
— Steve Clemons