John Yoo, a constitutional law professor at UC Berkeley, is fighting calls for disbarment and dismissal, while Judge Jay Bybee of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals faces calls for impeachment. [then disbar his ass]
In another graphic instance, a former Iraqi general was beaten by US forces and suffocated to death. The military officer charged in the death was given just 60 days house arrest.
CIA interrogators provided top agency officials in Langley with daily "torture" updates of Abu Zubaydah, the alleged “high-level” terrorist detainee who was held at a secret “black site” prison and waterboarded 83 times in August 2002, acco
Former Bush administration officials have launched a behind-the-scenes campaign to urge Justice Department leaders to soften an ethics report criticizing lawyers who blessed harsh detainee interrogation tactics, according to
WASHINGTON – Justice Department officials have stopped short of recommending criminal charges against Bush administration lawyers who wrote secret memos approving harsh interrogation techniques of terror suspects.
Asked by a fourth grader about the Bush administration’s torture techniques, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appeared to stumble this weekend, repeating the same phrase three times. (video)
This proves that great, base and inhuman minds think alike. The latest Condi gem? It's not a crime if the POTUS does it.
More than half of people who attend worship at least once a week said that using torture on suspected terrorists was "often" or "sometimes" justified. White evangelical Protestants were the church-going group most likely to approv
Two former military officers, both psychologists, were paid $1,000 a day by the Central Intelligence Agency to supervise the torture and waterboarding of US detainees, according to a report published late Thursday.
There has been much talk about President Obama releasing CIA memos regarding the use of torture, or, ahem… “enhanced interrogation tactics”, on prisoners of “The War on Terror”. On the right there is livid outrage towards Mr. Obama’sRead Letter
Ronald Reagan, Newt, McCain, are just a few of the Conservatives all against Torture, but Obama wants to "Move On"...Why? -- While it is 100% true that some prominent major Democratic politicians guilty as sin, ....
A federal appeals court reinstated an ACLU lawsuit against a Boeing subsidiary that allegedly helped the CIA transport terror war prisoners to so-called black sites where they were tortured. The Obama administration argued the case’s very existence w
From The Young Turks....
Judge Jay S. Bybee broke his silence on Tuesday and defended the conclusions of legal memorandums he had signed as a Bush administration lawyer that allowed use of several coercive interrogation practices on suspected terrorists.
The recent release of Bush administration torture memos has spurred a surreal debate in America surrounding the tactics employed. It is surreal that there even is a debate about something that, for the entire history of the US up until George W. Bush
The CIA inspector general in 2004 found that there was no conclusive proof that waterboarding or other harsh interrogation techniques helped the Bush administration thwart any "specific imminent attacks," according to recently declassified
A Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are not "persons" according to it's interpretation of a statute involving religious freedom.
Can anyone imagine what Lizzie would have done for a living had her daddy not gotten her a job in his administration? Would she argue how effective concentration camps were for raising the German economy?
As I was walking through that museum, the last thing I would have ever figured was that a time would come when there would actually be a national torture debate in the United States, one in which people were actually debating whether torture should b
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is circulating a foreign report which claims that gay Iraqis are being murdered using a monstrous torture tactic.
A video tape smuggled out of the United Arab Emirates shows a member of the country's royal family mercilessly torturing a man with whips, electric cattle prods and wooden planks with protruding nails.
The White House and its top US Senate ally poured cold water Thursday on hopes of creating an independent commission to probe harsh Bush-era interrogation techniques widely seen as torture.
The CIA first sought in May 2002 to use harsh interrogation techniques including waterboarding on terror suspects, and was given key early approval by then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, a US Senate intelligence document said.
A war crime investigation does not look at the people who drove the trains -- they look at the people who told the trains to roll."
The Justice Department lawyers who were authorizing controversial interrogation techniques were operating with direction from then Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice.
A report by the Senate Armed Services Committee says torture techniques used at Abu Ghraib prison and approved by officials in the Bush administration were applied only after soliciting a “wish list” from interrogators.
A report by the Senate Armed Services Committee released Tuesday night says that torture techniques used at Abu Ghraib prison and approved by officials in the George W. Bush administration were applied only after soliciting a “wish list” from interro
A former prosecutor examines the special prosecutor debate (torture issue - giving Obama a pass on prosecution of Torturers,... cause he is one ).
[starts 2:50 into the interview] Joe is here to lead hearings into guns on the border, but the reporter leads him into discussing torture,and Joe accommodates. Funny, she doesn't look like Borat.
C.I.A. interrogators used waterboarding, the near-drowning technique that top Obama administration officials have described as illegal torture, 266 times on two key prisoners from Al Qaeda, far more than had been previously reported.