The United States has promised to review the case of four Kuwaiti citizens detained in Guantanamo Bay, state news agency Kuna reported. The statement came from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was in Kuwait on Saturday for a visit to the region. She met with her Kuwaiti counterpart, Shaikh Mohammad Al Sabah on Saturday. “Clinton promised that Washington would rapidly and seriously review the files of the four Kuwaiti prisoners and notify Kuwait in this regard as soon as possible,” Kuna reported, citing a statement by Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Torture Memos: ‘What Is Done in the Dark’
Valerie Elverton Dixon; 23/4/09
Jesus taught: “For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light” (Luke 8:17). In other words: the truth will come out. President Obama was right to release memos describing CIA interrogation techniques that add up to torture. News reports say there was controversy inside the administration about whether or not to release them. President Obama decided yes. Whether or not those who ordered the torture or devised the legal opinions to justify it will face prosecution remains an open question.History shows us that at some point, some way, somehow the truth comes to light. It must, because the truth is that which coheres with reality. And the truth is deeper than a list of facts. The truth is facts in context, facts in use, facts and consequence, facts and meaning. Truth is the heart and soul of existence.
Archbishop calls killing of Iraqi Christians act of terrorism
A Christian leader in Kirkuk is calling the murder of three Christians there an act of terrorism. Chaldean Archbishop Louis Sako said on Monday that the victims were killed by “terrorists”. On Sunday gunmen waged separate attacks on two Christian homes in Kirkuk, killing the three. Police Lt. Col. Anwar Qadir said authorities believe the attacks were linked to Al Qaida in Iraq to spark sectarian clashes.