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August 24th, 2009
06:28 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Monday August 24, 2009

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • Guns and power drills: tools of the trade for CIA interrogators.  That’s according to a 2004 report by the inspector general, that's been kept under wraps until now.  That report will be made public later today.  But some of the information is already leaking out.
  • The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the Taliban is getting better and the fight for Afghanistan is “serious and deteriorating."  Could we see more troops heading to the front lines?  We’re live at the Pentagon.
  • Fidel Castro suddenly showing up on TV and on the front page of newspapers this weekend.  The footage and the photos are said to be very "recent.”  At 83 years old, is the former Cuban leader on the mend?
  • Caning for a beer? A Malaysian model and mother of two has been spared six lashes, at least for now. Her crime?  Drinking beer in public.  That’s a violation of religious law in the Muslim country.  The government says the woman will be facing the punishment and a week in prison after the holy month of Ramadan.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Dennis Michael

    leave the cia alone and let them do their jobs, I don't beleive that the cia should answer to congress, it should be policed, but not by a bunch of people that can't even figure out health care

    August 24, 2009 at 10:29 am |
  2. Tommy DeRamus

    I just saw the story about the California congresswoman holding a meeting about health care reform. She said that some of the members of congress opposed to the reform were "Neanderthals". The congresswoman is African-American. If a white congressman or congresswoman were to refer to other members of Congress as Neanderthals, wouldn't he or she be critized for making such a comment?

    August 24, 2009 at 8:47 am |
  3. Emily

    Good morning. A comment on the CIA gun-n-drill bit...
    As I understand it, we are up in arms about the scare tactics we use to try to find and bring to justice terrorists who are killing Americans. Why is it that we are so concerned about the care of foreign prisoners, yet we mistreat our own prisoners without a thought? I believe the American public would be SHOCKED to know what goes on in their local jails/prisons. Who is speaking up about that? We are given the "reality show, ratings-minded, money-making" point of view, complete with drug smuggling and shank-making, but this isn't the whole story behind those bars in prison. Don't misunderstand my comment; I'm not abdicating violence during interrogation of foreign prisoners. I am merely stating that, yet again, it comes across that we care more for aliens than for our own.
    Thank you for the chance to comment.

    August 24, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  4. Archie from Arkansas

    Kill or capture BinLaden and get out of Afghanistan! That should be our mission. Thank you Bush and Cheney for yet another incredible mess.

    August 24, 2009 at 7:18 am |