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Several national security analysts comparing the testimony of Deputy Attorney General Comey with Attorney General Gonzales note the fairly sharp contractions between the two on the characterization of a FISA-skirting surveillance program, raising the fairly obvious question of whether Gonzales perjured himself in his 2006 testimony. This led a group of Judiciary Committee senators to write Gonzales today demanding an accounting for the discrepancies:
We ask for your prompt response to the following question: In light of Mr. Comey’s testimony yesterday, do you stand by your 2006 Senate and House testimony, or do you wish to revise it?
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Estimated percentage of New Hampshire’s bat population that died in 2010:
A horticulturalist in Florida announced a new low-carb potato.
In Peru, a 51-year-old activist became the first former sex worker to run for the national legislature. “I’m going to put order,” she said, “in that big brothel which is Congress.”
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“Civilization masks us with a screen, from ourselves and from one another, with thin depth of unreality. We habitually live — do we not? — in a world self-created, half established, of false values arbitrarily upheld, largely inspired by misconception, misapprehension, wrong perspective, and defective proportion, misapplication.”