Emanuel said that the president believes Bush officials "should not be prosecuted either and that's not the place that we go." Not that that should surprise anyone: Obama said as much from almost his first day in office....
When the CIA began an "increased pressure phase" with captured terrorism suspect Abu Zubaida in the summer of 2002, it first limited the detainee's human contact to just 2 people. One was the CIA interrogator, the other a psychologist.
“It’s very hard to say,” Turley replied. “But what is really disturbing is that … he’s equating the enforcement of federal laws, that he took an oath to enforce … with an act of retribution in some sort of hissy fit or blame game.”
“The Pakistani guards told my son that the boys were kept in a separate area upstairs and were denied food and water by other guards,” the statement read. “They were also mentally tortured by having ants or other creatures put on...
Insects, sleep deprivation and waterboarding among approved techniques by the Bush administration.
However, Obama upon releasing the documents, is quick to assure CIA interrogators they’ve nothing to be concerned about.
"Among the details in the still-classified memos is approval for a technique in which a prisoner's head could be struck against a wall as long as the head was being held and the force of the blow was controlled by the interrogator...
Bush administration torture policy continues under Obama
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Why would they want to whitewash torture, given what blacks have suffered at the hands of torturers in this country and abroad?
A federal judge ruled prisoners held by the American military in Afghanistan have a constitutional right to challenge their imprisonment in US civilian courts, delivering a rebuke to a claim of unfettered executive power by both Bush and Obama
British High Court judges revealed US military prosecutors tried to pressure a detainee at the military prison at Guantanamo into a plea bargain — on charges that hadn't been specified — that would have resulted in a 10-year sentence added onto t
Prison officials are easing restrictions on John Walker Lindh, the Californian captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan who became known as the "American Taliban," according to government documents.
The International Committee of the Red Cross concluded in a secret report that the Bush administration's treatment of al-Qaeda captives "constituted torture," a finding that strongly implied that CIA interrogation methods violated inter
2 years ago, Mr. Bush said, “the C.I.A. used an alternative set of procedures. These procedures were designed to be safe, to comply with our laws, our Constitution and our treaty obligations. The Department of Justice reviewed the authorized methods
Regardless of smoking gun photos and smoking gun memos (including the first Yoo memo on the president’s right to order torture), the Bush team skated through the 2004 election without a scratch from torture.
You know what, I don't have any problem taking his head sticking it underwater and scaring the living daylights out of him and making him think we're drowning him," declared Hannity, "and I'm a Christian."
Obama continues the same illegal practices as Bush
The Supreme Court yesterday vacated a lower court's ruling that the president has the right to indefinitely detain a legal U.S. resident as a terrorism suspect, and put off a decision on one of the most expansive legal claims of the Bush administ
The Memos. Bush-era secrets revealing anti-terror memos that claimed exceptional search-and-seizure powers and divulging that the CIA destroyed nearly
The British government, after years of denying it had any role in the US policy of extraordinary rendition," said 2 prisoners its military forces turned over to US custody in Iraq 5 years ago were subsequently sent to a US prison in Afghanistan.
An accused al-Qaida sleeper agent held for 5-1/2 years at a Navy brig in South Carolina will soon be sent to Illinois for trial in civilian court, a move the government has fought for years saying terror suspects caught in the US could be held indefi
Abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has worsened sharply since President Barack Obama took office.
Binyam Mohamed, a gaunt-looking, bearded man wearing a cream sweater, white tennis shoes and a white skullcap, stepped off a chartered jet at a British air base after a 10-hour trip from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
A shocking new report alleges widespread complicity between British security agents and their Pakistani counterparts who have routinely engaged in the torture of suspects.
Two Senate Democrats urged the Justice Department to quickly release its findings of an ethics investigation into legal opinions under President Bush that paved the way for waterboarding prisoners and other harsh interrogation practices.
In their summary of evidence against Mohammed Sulaymon Barre, a Somali detained at Guantanamo Bay, military investigators allege that he spent several years at Osama bin Laden's compound in Sudan. But other military documents place him in Pakista
Claiming that Binyam Mohamed, a former British resident who's on a hunger strike at Guantanamo, will leave prison "insane" or "in a coffin" if he's not released soon, Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Yvonne Bradley has made hers
I read most of the article you posted about the prisoners being tortured to death. Sounds a lot like what they do to our men when then capture them. But the ACLU doesn't holler about that. They might tho if it were one of their sonRead Letter
"A large portion of the torture, maiming, and murder of detainees occurred under authority issued under secret rules of engagement in the Pentagon," wrote Scott Horton, a contributing editor with Harper's magazine