Tag Archive: Letter to the Editor

Re: White House Denies Switch In Mail Policy – Letter to the Editor NY Times (unpublished)

Re: White House Denies Switch In Mail Policy (1/05/07) One illegality leads to another. The Congressional failure to stop domestic warrantless electronic surveillance by the President has apparently emboldened him to publicly assert a claim to authority he may have…
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Civil Liberties

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A Grotesque Weapon Used in This War – Letter to the Editor NY Times

To the Editor: While the use of white phosphorus may not violate the Chemical Weapons Convention if used for its normal purpose as camouflage, it may well violate the treaty if used against any person — soldier or civilian. Under…
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International War Crimes

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Torture, Terror and the Law – Letter to the Editor NY Times

To the Editor: ”General Took Guantánamo Rules to Iraq for Handling of Prisoners” (front page, May 13) says Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller ”won praise from the Pentagon for improving the flow of intelligence” from those imprisoned at Guantánamo. At…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Path to War: Retracing Our Steps – Letter to the Editor NY Times

To the Editor: Re ”Iraq Goes Sour” (editorial, Nov. 16): You say the White House believed that Iraq had ”massive supplies of biological and chemical weapons” and was planning to become a nuclear power. I never believed that Iraq had…
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International War Crimes

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Napoleon and Haiti – Letter to the Editor NY Times

To the Editor: Not mentioned in Andro Linklater’s explanation of the Louisiana Purchase as a real estate deal (”565 Million Acres, Riv Vu,” Op-Ed, April 28) is the crucial role played by the Haitian revolution. Napoleon wanted an empire in…
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International War Crimes, Uncategorized

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Unfortunately Mukasey – Letter to the Editor NY Times (unpublished)

2002 NYT Letter December 11 Unfortunately Mukasey Unfortunately, the editorial, “An ‘Enemy Combatant’s’ Rights” (Dec. 10) may be accurate in describing Judge Mukasey’s opinion in the Padilla case as a victory for the President. To the extent that the decision…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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The Jogger Convictions – Letter to the Editor NY Times

To the Editor: The Manhattan district attorney, Robert M. Morgenthau, regrets that his office was unable to test for DNA 13 years ago, a test that apparently would have exonerated those convicted in the Central Park jogger case (“Likely U-Turn…
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Civil Liberties

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Congress Lets Slip the Dogs of War – Letter to the Editor NY Times – with Jules Lobel (unpublished)

2002 NYT Letter October 13 Congress Lets Slip the Dogs of War To the Editor: In “Congress Lets Slip the Dogs of War” (Oct 13, 2002) a professor is quoted as saying that after the congressional authorization to use force…
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International War Crimes

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