Monthly Archives: April 2009

Leahy invites Bybee to his hearing on interrogation–Letter to Las Vegas Review-Journal

    This is in response to the letter invitation dated April 29,2009 from Senator Patrick J. Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to Judge Jay S. Bybee of Las Vegas to testify on Bybee’s own behalf in … Continue reading

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CityCenter Project proceeds but still has problems-letter to Las Vegas Sun

This is in response to to the outstanding news that the CityCenter project will proceed. All along this has been a two layered drama. The first level was whether the project would survive in the short run based on cash … Continue reading

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The Afghan/Pakistan threat –letter to New York Times

President Obama says his is gravely concerned about Pakistan.The number one tragedy in our national security picture would be for Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal  to fall into the hands of the Taliban. Can anyone begin to imagine how terrible that would be? … Continue reading

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Alen Specter jumps the Republican ship–Letter to the Las Vegas Sun

As a Republican, I am totally at peace with the departure of Specter from the Republican camp. Make no mistake, Specter indicated that his decision was based on the political situation in Pennsylvania, where he faced a tough primary battle. This is … Continue reading

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Liberals Need to get realistic-Post to LV Sun

The term is "enhanced interrogation methods". Water boarding is not "torture". Liberal bleeding hearts believe that any kind of anxiety or deprivation is "torture". If a terrorist had his teddy bear taken away, liberals would proclaim it was torture. Liberals … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Have to Lose Arlen Specter – Letter to the New York Times

After reading the OP-ED in today’s NY Times by Olympia Snowe (Republican Senator, Maine), a close colleague of Senator Arlen Specter, my immediate impulse, then lasting reaction, was that the Republican Party must happily wave goodbye to Arlen Specter. Snowe … Continue reading

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A Torturous Compromise – Letter to the New York Times

The NY Times opinion article by Thomas Friedman," A torturous compromise," relying on testimony before Congress of Lawrence Wilkerson (former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff), describes the brutal treatment of prisoners captured by the United States in … Continue reading

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LA Times editorial denies due process — Letter to LA Times

  This is in response to the LA Times editorial in the April 27 edition titled "Taking on torture". The editorial is riddled with flawed assumptions and conclusions. It presides as accuser, prosecutor and jury over the George W. Bush administration post 9/11 … Continue reading

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Water Boarding not torture–Post to Las Vegas Post

I am glad to note that the letter writer mostly is questioning the effectiveness of water boarding, not claiming that it is "torture". It clearly is not torture,but one form of harsh interrogation. Liberals will of course disagree,believing that any … Continue reading

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The Jay Bybee” torture memos”–Letter to Las Vegas Review-Journal

This is in reaction to the editorial appearing in the Sunday April 26 edition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal regarding the "torture memo" signed by Jay S. Bybee, while he was head of the Bush administration’s Office of Legal Counsel. Bybee is now … Continue reading

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