After selling their lies and plans for the war to the America people, congress had given President Bush carte blanche to bring justice to those who caused pain and destruction on American soil. Abu Ghraib Prison, also known as Baghdad Central Prison, became the U.S Army detention center for captured Iraqis. “For decades under Saddam Hussein, many prisoners who were taken to the Abu Ghraib prison never came out. It was the centerpiece of Saddam's empire of fear, and those prisoners who did make it out told nightmarish tales of torture beyond imagining – and executions without reason.” (Abuse of Iraqi POWS by GIs Probed, 2004) In 2004 rumors began to surface, regarding the abuse of prisoners held by the U.S army. Initially the U.S media expressed little interest to the accusations, until photographic evidence emerged, exposing the violation of the prisoner’s human rights.
He wasn't religious." More importantly, what was buried was the complex story of Pat Tillman's opposition to the Iraq war and the Bush agenda. Murdered in this fabrication and cover-up, therefore, was the real Pat Tillman. According to his father, "The administration clearly was using this case for its own political reasons. This cover-up started within minutes of Pat's death, and it started at high levels."
According to WITN.com news channel Josey embezzled the money from legitimate payee accounts of the corporation’s general accounts and then converted the money to her own use. She would conceal the movement of money by stamping corporate checks with a made up office stamp with one of the five corporation names so that it appeared the money was going to where it needed to. Deputies say that she then used the money to pay off loans, debts, obtain property, pay insurance, and pay for exotic trips and vacations. Josey had been embezzling the money over the seventeen years that she worked there. It was discovered when Gilliken tried to use a debit card Josey had gotten for him.
Michael Fann Timothy Gleason HIST 101 October 20, 2014 Phase 2 Individual Project For all the faults that begot Richard Nixon, there are many things that he did properly, mainly his strategic moves in both politics and policy that led him to his ultimate position of President. Nixon grew up part of a middle-class family in an offshoot of Los Angles called Whit-tier. This is where he began his humble upbringing that eventually fueled his drive to become and maintain the Presidency of the United States, often by any means possible. The defining chapter of history that will always coincide with Nixon’s legacy is the Wa-tergate Scandal. The Watergate Scandal is a multi-faceted ordeal involving many members and associates of the Republican Party
From the formation of the first tomb plan to the building of the finished result the whole process took 40 years, and ended up being a huge strain on Michelangelo, on top of this it is supposed that he found the finished result an embarrassment. Michelangelo was commissioned to create the tomb in 1505 by Pope Julius ii, and following his death his family, the Della Rovere family, carried on with the project. Pope Julius’ ii papacy is marked by both active foreign policy, earning him the status of warrior pope, and also a humanist and patron of art. These ambitions can be seen in Julius’s first intricate design for his tomb. In this plan the tomb, situated in St. Peter’s Basilica, is huge and free standing.
J. Robert Oppenheimer helped to reshape our world with his many scientific achievements including his work on the Manhattan project along with his contributions to education. His work as leader of the Manhattan project helped to redefine warfare, and he is thought of as the founder of modern theoretical physics. Julius Robert Oppenheimer was born on April 22, 1904 in New York City (“J. Robert Oppenheimer” American History). His family was wealthy as his father, a German immigrant, was a successful textile importer, and his mother was a painter.
They have required the pilots to go on daily bomb runs to destroy the enemy, which resulted in many failed attempts and has suffered many casualties under the favored leadership of Colonel Keith Davenport. This group of
The film, “Wag the Dog” shows an extreme example of power of the media to influence or distract the public; In this case, it is to distract the public from a Presidential sex scandal. Unfortunately, this scandal could not have come at a worse time for the President; approximately two weeks before the Presidential election starts. So to try to mitigate the damage to the President’s ratings, an aide (Winifred Ames) recruits a ‘spin doctor’ to help; a character by the name of Conrad Bream. It is determined that the best distraction would be to start a war; but he really doesn’t want a real war. It is interesting to note that this film almost paralleled to a point, the real life scandal of President Clinton and his threats of military action against Iraq; the film started production before the Lewinsky scandal, but opened up after it happened.
Dr. Wigand also revealed that research exploring the dangers of cigarettes was suppressed and that attempts to develop a “safer” cigarette were axed. In 1998 the tobacco industry was ordered to pay a $206 billion dollar settlement out to 46 US states for the costs of treating sick smokers. This whistle blowing case formed the basis of the Russell Crowe film The Insider. Glaxo Smith Kline Former GlaxoSmithKline employee Cheryl Eckard, won $96 million in what is believed to be the largest award ever given to an individual U.S. whistleblower. The award is part of the $750 million the drug maker is paying to settle government
In the1800s the supreme court made the decision that the “right of bearing arms for a lawful purpose is not a right granted by the Constitution” followed up with a decision that states are “free to regulate the rights of citizens to bear arms”. In the 1930’s president Roosevelt tried to pass legislation on gun regulations, but they were defeated in congress. Calls for gun control have usually followed major and highly publicized crimes and attacks involving guns, such as the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy. in the 1960’s. Also, the attempt on President Reagan, as well as the recent string of shootings in American schools.