Saturday, January 14, 2006

[04.15 GMT] Kidnapped reporter (Phil Sands) rescued by chance in Iraq (San Francisco Chronicle, USA); How To Cover a Kidnapping (Slate, USA); Propaganda in Iraq (, UK); US army in Iraq gets harsh appraisal (Al Jazeera, Oman); Europe 'complicit over CIA jails' (BBC News, UK). On that last story, British security expert Dan Plesch (RUSI) told BBC News 24 this morning that the West had again "shot itself in the foot" in the struggle against terrorism. Dabbling in torture, he said, was both wrong and "deeply counter-productive". See his own site.

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