Republican Senators are still resisting President Bush's demand to "clarify" the Geneva Conventions so the CIA can be tough on prisoners in the war on terror. What does he mean by "alternative interrogation techniques?" How are they different from torture? Is there excessive concern for prisoners' health and safety? Also, President Bush meets with Palestinian President Abbas, and yesterday's coup in Thailand. What's the future of democracy for an important US ally?
Prisoner Interrogations in the War on Terror
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Bush Meets with Abbas as Peace Process Languishes
Yesterday, President Bush told the United Nations that peace between Israel and the Palestinians was one of the great objectives of his presidency. Today, he held a...
Calm in Thailand after Bloodless Military Coup
The King of Thailand has blessed yesterday's military coup by appointing its leading general as head of a so-called "council of administrative reform." The replacement of...