Obama and Karzai video chat, agreeing to continue extralegal detention of prisoners in Afghanistan--NDAA not needed....The Obama surge is officially over, so we only have 68,000 US troops stuck in Afghnistan with no mission, no exit strategy
--more details emerge, confirming that attack in Benghazi was not spontaneous, as US continues to claim
--19 Pakistanis die in protests over anti-Muslim video
--American idiot Pam Geller runs inflammatory anti-Islam transit ads in NYC and SF; your humble host deplores her bad judgment but affirms her First Amendment rights
--Dr. Jeff Kaye has new report at Truthout, more confirmation of involuntary drugging of Gitmo prisoners
--DC Appeals court seems skeptical that US aerial drone program is a secret--do ya think?
--a Mormon activist faces excommunication for revealing wierd stuff about the LDS church; more here
--House Ethics Committee ends probe of Rep. Maxine Waters
--Senate report exposes corporate tax dodgers, this time focusing on Microsoft and H-P
--S.F. Chronicle editorial board says No on Prop 37, the GMO labeling initiative; have they been drinking Roundup?