Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Secrets

I ran to Safeway to get a last minute ingredient for our family get-together and the radio automatically turned on to NWPR. It was the introduction to the weekend's THBOOK:

SECRECY POST 9/11 Program 08-05-25-A Listen!

"Shhh… I have a secret… Now, I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you."
Classic spy joke – but not so funny when it’s true. In this hour of To The Best
of Our Knowledge, we’ll go the dark side of secrecy - warrantless wiretapping,
secret CIA prisons, “extraordinary rendition,” waterboarding. All wrapped in a
classified Pentagon Black Ops budget worth some 30 billion dollars. Join us for
the pros and cons of secrecy after 9/11.

After purchasing two jars of canola oil mayonaise for $5 I headed back to the car for the 5 min drive back to Grandma's. I was just in time to hear the story of the detainee and what a sad story it was. I had to turn off the radio after it got too intense for a party day - I didn't want to come in with all the horror in my mind, but it is a story that should be known. These things should not be left in the dark corners of our country's history

SEGMENT 1: Douglas Feith served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
under Donald Rumsfeld and was one of the architects of the Bush administration's
war on terrorism. He talks with Steve Paulson about decision making in the
aftermath of 9/11. His book is "War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the
Dawn of the War on Terrorism." Also, Alex Gibney is the director of the Academy
Award winning documentary "Taxi to the Dark Side." He tells Anne Strainchamps
about one detainee at a US Air Force Base in Afghanistan. And we hear clips from
the film.

The words of Matthew 10:26 seem appropriate here:

"So do not be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. "

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