December 8, 2012 |
A Fox News producer got more than he bargained for this week when he confronted Ed Asner, the 83-year-old actor best known for his role as Lou Grant on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” on the street in New York's theater district. Rather than fighting back, Asner asked if he could could urinate on the man. Asner's request, while certainly bizarre, wasn't made entirely out of context. The reason for the confrontation, as Sean Hannity explained on his show, was a video Asner narrated on behalf of the California Federation of Teachers.
August 27, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - A Pentagon investigation into the burning of Korans at a U.S.-run prison in Afghanistan in February found that American soldiers ignored warnings from an Afghan officer and an interpreter and incinerated dozens of Islamic holy texts in a pit, sparking days of deadly riots across the country. Army Brig. Gen. Bryan G. Watson, who conducted the probe, sharply criticized U.S. military officers and senior enlisted personnel at the prison, and outlined how mistakes in the U.S. command and distrust between American and Afghan soldiers led to what he called a tragic incident.
May 2, 2012 |
At least the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency knows what it has to do right now. Apologize. Promise an investigation. Probably pay a tidy settlement. And another apology might be good. After all, it didn't know there was a young man in there, reportedly drinking his urine to survive. The agency somehow forgot about the UC San Diego student it had detained in a drug sweep along with several others. The others were either sent to a county detention facility or released. With only five cells, the DEA apparently couldn't keep tabs on what was happening in all of them.
January 16, 2012 |
In the Republican presidential debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry used a question on foreign policy to assail the Obama administration's attitude toward the nation's military, criticizing the administration's response to a video showing Marines urinating on Taliban bodies. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta labeled the video, which surfaced last week, "utterly despicable. " Perry, mentioning that comment, said: “Let me tell you what's utterly despicable: Cutting Danny Pearl's head off and showing the video of it. Hanging our contractors from bridges, that's utterly despicable.” Daniel Pearl was the Wall Street Journal reporter who was beheaded in Pakistan in 2002.
January 15, 2012 |
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has been campaigning furiously in South Carolina in an effort to revive his sputtering presidential campaign, said Sunday morning that the Obama administration has gone “over the top” in criticizing Marines who were videotaped urinating on Afghan corpses. “Obviously, 18, 19-year-olds make stupid mistakes all too often,” Perry said in an appearance on CNN's “State of the Union.” “... What's really disturbing to me is just, kind of, the over-the-top-rhetoric from this administration and their disdain for the military.” The Marines have not been charged with any crimes, but the Geneva Conventions forbid desecration of the dead.
January 15, 2012 |
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has been campaigning furiously in South Carolina in an effort to revive his sputtering presidential campaign, said Sunday that the Obama administration had gone "over the top" in criticizing Marines videotaped urinating on Afghan corpses. "Obviously, 18-, 19-year-olds make stupid mistakes all too often, and that's what's occurred here," Perry said in an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union. " He likened the incident to Gen. George S. Patton urinating in the Rhine River and Winston Churchill supposedly doing the same on the Siegfried Line.