Tortured detainees can't be prosecuted

So the former general counsel of the U.S. Army tells Bob Woodward: “We tortured [Mohammed al-]Qahtani,” said Susan J. Crawford, in her first interview since being named convening authority of

So, how was the dinner?

That was the question my sister asked me this morning when she read about the President-elect’s dinner over at Mr. George Will’s house. I had a nice chuckle and explained

The Freaky Friday hypothesis

I see that Ross and Megan are revisiting Stephen Walt’s counterfactual history of the Israel-Palestine situation — the one Brose put paid to already. For those who thought such “What

Weird Science

Weird Science

I love how Andrew Sullivan calls this post by Will Saletan a “fisking” of a L’Osservatore Romano article about the pill and the possible effects of oestrogen pollution. All Saletan

Was “Black Hawk Down” a war crime?

An American war crime, that is. 800 Somali civilians dead compared to 18 American soldiers. Jeffrey Goldberg asks Mark Bowden whether or not the Americans committed a war crime. Bowden’s

Nuclear sticker shock

The U.S. budget for nuclear programs shows misplaced priorities, colleagues say. We’re spending at least $52.4 billion a year on our nuclear budget, and only a tiny fraction of it



Posted without comment because I’m hard at work at my day job. Apparently, Hamas might be cracking: Sharp differences emerged at a meeting in Cairo yesterday between two Hamas representatives