Tag Archives: Jonathan Turley

General Petraeus, War Crimes and culpability

We had a lively discussion (code for ‘I seriously lost my temper’) a few weeks ago on Sex and Politics. I thought we’d be discussing the proposed bombing of Syria, but the topic was General David Petraeus. For those of you not keeping up, he has been hired to teach at CUNY, and there are significant […]

Not to scare anybody…

I am really, really not in the market for new conspiracy theories. Honest. I’m not going out of my way to read meanings into things. I don’t pay much attention to Alex Jones or his lefty counterparts. I love the work of Amy Goodman (and give her credence on all her reporting), but I’ve stopped […]

Bradley Manning’s Awful Day–and ours

I was afraid it would come to this. On Thursday, Bradley Manning appeared in court in Fort Meade, Maryland and read a 35 page statement about his actions and motivations behind the leaking of information. Manning had been a US Army intelligence analyst stationed in Iraq, and he he was increasingly disillusioned about the things […]

Bradley Manning spends his 1,002nd day in jail without trial

On Saturday, there were vigils and protests all over the world to commemorate the fact that former US Army PFC Bradley Manning has spent one thousand days in jail without being given a trial. His crime was leaking information to Julian Assange and the Wikileaks consortium, which then appeared everywhere. In particular, Manning had leaked […]

Obama’s drone policy expands definitions of ‘enemies’

Okay. I get why so many people pulled the lever for Obama last November. After all, we have a duopoly, and it’s either him or the other guy Willard Romney. Nobody wanted Willard to pick the next few SCOTUS members. Willard also seemed to want to double down in Afghanistan (because after all, for 2,000+ […]