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Detainee Tortured, Says U.S. Official

"Qahtani was denied entry into the United States a month before the Sept. 11 attacks and was allegedly planning to be the plot's 20th hijacker."

Hasn't Zacharias Mousawi already been given this title?.....


Detainee Tortured, Says U.S. Official
Trial Overseer Cites 'Abusive' Methods Against 9/11 Suspect

By Bob Woodward
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, January 14, 2009; Page A01

The top Bush administration official in charge of deciding whether to bring Guantanamo Bay detainees to trial has concluded that the U.S. military tortured a Saudi national who allegedly planned to participate in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, interrogating him with techniques that included sustained isolation, sleep deprivation, nudity and prolonged exposure to cold, leaving him in a "life-threatening condition."

Freedom to Fascism to be aired in Colorado

On Sunday, April 15 (THIS SUNDAY), KBDI (channel 12 in Denver, channel 23 in Colorado Springs) will show "America: Freedom to Fascism" at 7pm :
This film documents the systematic erosion of civil liberties in America and how this country is quickly becoming like a fascist state. This video can also be viewed on Google video:

MSNBC wants to know how the people feel about the stories they cover...

Readers Want More … and Less
By Jody Brannon, Inside MSN Editor
Last week I asked you to evaluate our news judgment -- to pinpoint a story or feature that you thought was a hit or a miss and to share it.

Writing from Lovingston, Vt., Robert says, "MSN reporting is basically scattered and frivolous except when reporting about money topics." Sacramento reader Lissa wants deeper coverage on religion. David in Birmingham, Ala., says he wants more on energy legislation. Sandy, of Huron, S.D., would like additional tips on reducing credit-card debt.

Meanwhile, Chicago resident Jack wants less on 9/11 conspiracy theories, and Matt in Hudson, Fla., wants more.

Jack and Matt make us happy. The prevailing opinion in most newsrooms is that if the feedback from users is split, then we're doing our job well. Our mission is to strive for both balance and breadth. And Mike of Arlington, Va., thinks we do it pretty well -- perhaps better than we think we do.

Mike writes: "Greatness: You achieve that daily. I have MSN as my homepage -- eye candy and substance: What more could you ask for?"

Well, we would love to ask for more letters like Mike's, when we deserve them. But we know we fall short sometimes -- and we give ourselves a good talking to when that happens.

Pilot skills

Having never piloted before, I was wondering if someone who has could tell me if a man whos never flown
a 757 before could take it over in Ohio and find the pentagon without help from the FAA? Is it possible,
and how hard would it be?

Is there something in 911Eyewitness the government doesnt want us to see?

I recently uploaded 911 Eyewitness to my myspace account for my friend to watch. I downloaded it from
www.question911.com about a 9 mos. ago if memory serves. A couple days later while editing my profile
I noticed the settings for that movie had been turned to private. Thinking it was my mistake, I took the film
down and reuploaded it, making sure it was set to public. Again, the very next day that films settings
had been changed to private. Just to spite them , I again removed it and reuploaded it this time changing
the name to just "eyewitness" and breaking the film into 3 smaller movie files. I just got home, and sure
enough, the last third of the movie has been REMOVED. So I wondered, what exactly is in the last third
of this documentary that "someone" doesnt want posted? And I watched it, and now I am thinking this...
All these people that are sick...could very well be this whole storys undoing...
Just a thought...