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Here’s today’s Daily GIF!
Alanah Poullard—the five year old daughter of a wounded warrior—gets a written note from President Obama, excusing her from school for the day.
I love that someone amazing at Mother Jones took the time to respond to my dumb aquestion.
Oh gee, will you look at that? The Guantanamo detainees transferred or released by George Bush have committed far more acts of terrorism and violence than the ones released by Barack Obama.
But, as Adam Serwer notes, there are some pretty compelling (and depressing) reasons for the discrepancy.
What torture looks like to the guys who plan it
Via Xeni at Boing Boing, here’s a sketch from the notes of Dr. Bruce Jesser, one of the psychologists who helped the US establish its “enhanced interrogation techniques” at Guantanamo. There’s more where this came from.