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Torture

| December 20, 2008

Alberto Mora, the former Navy general counsel who protested the abuses, told the Senate committee that “there are serving U.S. flag-rank officers who maintain that the first and second identifiable causes of U.S. combat deaths in Iraq — as judged by their effectiveness in recruiting insurgent fighters into combat — are, respectively, the symbols of […]

Shameless

| December 20, 2008

Robert Waldman has an article on Angry Bear on the credit rating agencies – The Tragedy of the Ratings. The synopsis is that S&P sold out because they weren’t paid enough. What went wrong with the ratings agencies ? I think the central problem is that the ratings agencies long provided a service of immense […]