Miller witnessed torture-Fitzgerald prosecutes terror case

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Miller witnessed torture-Fitzgerald prosecutes terror case

Postby hmm » Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:14 am

<!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.pnionline.com/dnblog/attytood/archives/002423.html">www.pnionline.com/dnblog/...02423.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Miller's omission: The stunning detail she left out of a 1993 "scoop" on Middle East terrorism<br>~snip~<br>You may have seen an odd story making the rounds tonight, that Miller may be called as a witness in a federal case in Chicago against a Palestinian-born car dealer accused of funneling money to Hamas to finance terrorism. (In a weird twist, the case is being prosecuted by U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the same one who successfully sought her 85-day jailing in the Plame case.) That's because Muhammad Salah claims that Israel forcibly coerced a confession from him in 1993, and because Miller witnessed part of that interrogation.<br><br>It's bizarre and pretty much unheard of for a journalist to witness an interrogation -- just like it's equally odd and even more rare for a reporter to receive a security clearance from the Pentagon. But Miller has talked very openly about watching the questioning of Salah, who she says was not mistreated. She talked about it on "60 Minutes" with Steve Croft, she wrote about it in her book, "God Has Ninety-Nine Names: Reporting From a Militant Middle East," and has answered questions from Chicago reporters about it.<br><br>But there was one place that Judith Miller did not talk about witnessing Salah's interrogation.<br><br>That would be in the New York Times -- even though she published a story about Salah's alleged ties to funding terrorism on Feb. 17, 1993, just six short days after watching the questioning of the prisoner.<br><br>What she did write is troubling. The article frequently mentions his grilling by Israeli authorities -- but always attributing the information to "Israeli officials" or, in one case, to what she describes as "to notes of the interrogations provided by them."<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>more here..<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-miller13.html">www.suntimes.com/output/n...ler13.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>small world? <p></p><i></i>
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