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Somalia elects man demonized by the west

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 Somalia Elects Man Demonized By The West 
 
Rob Crilly
Saturday, January 31, 2009

Funny how things work out. Two years ago Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed was on the run from an Ethiopian assault that had snatched Mogadishu from the Islamists who ran the city peacefully for six months. America had given its tacit support to the strike, fearing that Somalia was about to become a haven for al Qaeda. Sheikh Sharif was a wanted man.

Now he is president of Somalia, or at least that part of Somalia controlled by an alliance of the old discredited Transitional Federal Government and Sheikh Sharif’s moderate wing of the Islamist Alliance for the Reliberation of Somalia.

 

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Bush era secret memos reveal torture techniques

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Bush-era secret memos reveal torture techniques

      

President Obama has released Bush-era secret memos that approve harsh CIA terror interrogations including the use of insects and waterboarding.

The graphic memos offer a stunning glimpse inside the covert interrogation program introduced after the September 11 attacks in 2001, which critics say equated to torture.

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