Bin Laden's Death Sparks Rethinking of US Policy in Afghanistan

The death of Osama bin Laden last week is prompting the Obama Administration, members of Congress and the American public to re-think the war in Afghanistan, and to wonder how the demise of the world's most famous terrorist might hasten its end.

That's as it should be. But for now, there are still 100,000 troops on the ground in Afghanistan, and some 1700 prisoners that the U.S. is detaining there indefinitely without charge or trial. That's ten times the number of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and almost triple the number imprisoned in Afghanistan when President Obama took office. As I wrote in a new report released today by Human Rights First, based on research in Afghanistan and observation of U.S. military practices there, the United States is not providing its prisoners there even the minimum level of due process required by international law. And that's ultimately undermining the United States' ability to put an end to the war there quickly and responsibly.

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Bin Laden's Death Sparks Rethinking of US Policy in Afghanistan

The death of Osama bin Laden last week is prompting the Obama Administration, members of Congress and the American public to re-think the war in Afghanistan, and to wonder how the demise of the world's most famous terrorist might hasten its end.

That's as it should be. But for now, there are still 100,000 troops on the ground in Afghanistan, and some 1700 prisoners that the U.S. is detaining there indefinitely without charge or trial. That's ten times the number of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and almost triple the number imprisoned in Afghanistan when President Obama took office. As I wrote in a new report released today by Human Rights First, based on research in Afghanistan and observation of U.S. military practices there, the United States is not providing its prisoners there even the minimum level of due process required by international law. And that's ultimately undermining the United States' ability to put an end to the war there quickly and responsibly.

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Situation Room Photo Gets Superhero Makeover

After news came out that a religious newspaper cut Hillary Clinton out of the “Situation Room Photo” last week, it was only a matter of time until somebody else came out with a doctored version of the photo. In case you were wondering, the photo with superheroes added in is ten times more awesome than the first.

In a satiric twist, Josh Rogin, staff writer for Foreign Policy magazine, tweeted out this comic book, superhero version of the situation room photoin which President Barack Obama and his national security team members are all wearing superhero outfits. How tense would the situation room have been during the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound with all of these legends in the room at once? MORE

 

 

Situation Room Photo Gets Superhero Makeover

After news came out that a religious newspaper cut Hillary Clinton out of the “Situation Room Photo” last week, it was only a matter of time until somebody else came out with a doctored version of the photo. In case you were wondering, the photo with superheroes added in is ten times more awesome than the first.

In a satiric twist, Josh Rogin, staff writer for Foreign Policy magazine, tweeted out this comic book, superhero version of the situation room photoin which President Barack Obama and his national security team members are all wearing superhero outfits. How tense would the situation room have been during the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound with all of these legends in the room at once? MORE

 

 

Situation Room Photo Gets Superhero Makeover

After news came out that a religious newspaper cut Hillary Clinton out of the “Situation Room Photo” last week, it was only a matter of time until somebody else came out with a doctored version of the photo. In case you were wondering, the photo with superheroes added in is ten times more awesome than the first.

In a satiric twist, Josh Rogin, staff writer for Foreign Policy magazine, tweeted out this comic book, superhero version of the situation room photoin which President Barack Obama and his national security team members are all wearing superhero outfits. How tense would the situation room have been during the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound with all of these legends in the room at once? MORE

 

 

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