At Friday news conference, Obama admitted US "tortured some folks" as he praised the "patriot" folks who tortured those folks....
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--Obama’s rationalizations about Bush’s torture program were inept, insulting; justice is still being obstructed
--“full confidence” in CIA boss Brennan
--Guardian’s Spencer Ackerman profiles Parwan prisoner
--Andy Worthington reports on EU court’s finding that US tortured at least 2 men in Poland
--former teenage tortured prisoner Omar Khadr denied interview by Canadians, using US playbook
--Israel calls unilateral cease-fire, and promptly launches airstrike that kills 8-year-old girl—on heels of Sunday’s attack on UN school that killed 10, drew condemnations
--during failed peace talks, Israel reportedly spied on John Kerry’s phone
--Greenwald uses Snowden docs to show how US provides major intelligence assets to Israel
--ObamaCo’s covert ops in Cuba exposed as amateurish
--former Reagan press secretary Jim Brady dies at 73