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Anne-Marie Cusac

Entries by Anne-Marie Cusac

Torture Is American

(122) Comments | Posted October 6, 2010 | 4:45 PM

What does it mean that one of the first female soldiers to die in Iraq was Allyssa Peterson? Peterson killed herself after rejecting her assignment -- interrogating Iraqi inmates in a military prison. For a full recounting of this story, see the recently posted Nation article by Greg...

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The Detention Election Game

(1) Comments | Posted May 26, 2009 | 1:00 PM

Barack Obama is running for President.
What? Didn't he just win?
Admittedly, he did. But he launched his 2012 Presidential campaign with these words from his deceptively beautiful May 21 speech, which first lauded the Constitution, then proposed:

We're going to exhaust every avenue that we...
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Torture, American-Style

(4) Comments | Posted April 28, 2009 | 6:53 PM

What does torture have to do with America? The answer is, unfortunately, a rich one.

In 2004, when Seymour Hersh and Sixty Minutes II broke the news of Abu Ghraib, I had spent eight years reporting on American prisons and jails.


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