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Former Military Interrogator Matthew Alexander: Despite GOP Claims, "Immoral" Torture "Slowed Down" Effort to Find Osama bin Laden
Excellent interview on Democracy Now today discussing the question of whether torture helped or hindered the hunt for bin Laden. Both video and text transcript of the interview available.
4blogpost  torture  gwot 
may 2011 by kkennedy
AND HE SHALL BE JUDGED
FTA: 'Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld has always answered his detractors by claiming that history will one day judge him kindly. But as he waits for that day, a new group of critics—his administration peers—are suddenly speaking out for the first time. What they’re saying? It isn’t pretty.' -- This is crazy stuff.
politics  iraqwar  torture  religion 
may 2009 by kkennedy
Why the Bush torture architects must be prosecuted: A counter-terror expert speaks out
FTA: 'Now, at long last, six years of denials can now be swept aside, and we can say definitively: America engaged in torture and legalized it through paperwork.'
torture  gwot  legal 
april 2009 by kkennedy
In Adopting Harsh Tactics, No Inquiry Into Past Use
FTA: 'The program began with Central Intelligence Agency leaders in the grip of an alluring idea: They could get tough in terrorist interrogations without risking legal trouble by adopting a set of methods used on Americans during military training. How could that be torture?' -- Please tell me that's not the new rationalization...by the people than RAN THE GOVERNMENT? Gah.
torture  gwot  legal  nyt 
april 2009 by kkennedy
Obama Open to Inquiry in Interrogation Abuses
FTA: 'Three Bush administration lawyers who signed memos, John C. Yoo, Jay S. Bybee and Steven G. Bradbury, are the subjects of a coming report by the Justice Department’s ethics office that officials say is sharply critical of their work. The ethics office has the power to recommend disbarment or other professional penalties or, less likely, to refer cases for criminal prosecution.'
torture  gwot  legal 
april 2009 by kkennedy
Of Course It Was Torture
by Gene Healy (Cato Institute: Commentary) -- Excellent article
torture  gwot  civlib 
april 2009 by kkennedy
Justice Dept. Memos' Careful Legalese Obscured Harsh Reality
We broke our democracy with this. Keep the light shining on it so that we can fix it, and make sure this never happens again.
gwot  torture  washingtonpost  aclu 
april 2009 by kkennedy
If criminal penalties are removed, what will deter lawbreaking by political officials? - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
FTA: "If someone wants to argue that America is too good and our Washington elite too important to allow our powerful political leaders to be subjected to the indignity of a criminal proceeding, let alone prison, they should argue that. As warped as that idea is, at least it's candid and coherent. It's the actual animating principle driving most of this."
corruption  torture  bush  gwot 
december 2008 by kkennedy
Cato-at-liberty » Zeal
Andrew McCarthy: “If we are detaining such a terrorist, it is because we already know he is a terrorist.”
legal  gwot  security  torture 
june 2008 by kkennedy

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