The sounds of silence

Bush asked to explain UK war memo

Eighty-nine Democratic members of the U.S. Congress last week sent President George W. Bush a letter asking for explanation of a secret British memo that said "intelligence and facts were being fixed" to support the Iraq war in mid-2002.

And then there’s Uzbekistan

The most severe allegations were made in 2003 when the British ambassador, Craig Murray, claimed that suspects had been  boiled alive while in custody in the country’s prisons.

However, human rights activists claim that their hands have been tied in dealing with the Karimov regime due to its close collaboration with Washington in the war on terror.