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Bush Administration Torture

The Talkin' Torture Blues

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Moore

Why are are still talking about the merits of torture? And what bothers me even more is that Dick Cheney is still in the midst of the discussion.

Torture: "It's Perfectly Legal -- But We Don't Do It"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

All of the torturers from the world's worst, most brutal regimes can now rise up and proclaim their solidarity with the United States: "We Are All Americans Now!"

Yes, National Review, We Did Execute Japanese for Waterboarding

Paul Begala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Begala

It's kind of awkward to argue that waterboarding is not a crime when you hanged someone for doing it to our troops.

Schakowsky Seeks Public Torture Hearings In House Intelligence Committee

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee wants to hold public hearings on the torture of detainees....

New Torture Photos Release Delayed By Obama (UPDATED)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The White House plans to announce that Obama is "seeking to delay release of 'torture photos' depicting detainee abuse, reversing course. Wh...

Cheney Kept File Marked 'Detainees'

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

Dick Cheney wants a few reports released. The former Vice President, a man so secretive that while serving as Vice President he had his home remove...

There Must Be Consequences

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

The torture practices under the Bush administration aren't just counterproductive in terms of a vague image of the United States, they're actually dangerous.

Jonathan Fredman: Key Bush Era 'Enhanced Interrogator' Still At CIA

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"As a general deal," President Barack Obama said Tuesday about Bush administration officials who shaped the post-9/11 interrogation and detention regi...

Follow the Evidence

David Bromwich | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
David Bromwich

The truth about what Bush and Cheney and Addington and Yoo and Cambone and Feith and a handful of others did must be known before it can be judged, and all that can be judged is the content of their actions.

The Torture Moment

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The way we respond to the revelations about the Bush administration's use of torture will define the kind of country we are. It is a test of our courage and our convictions. So far, the media are not getting high marks.

The Tortured Logic of the Torture Superfans

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

If we can't protect ourselves with our morals intact, we don't deserve to be protected in the first place.

What?! Prosecution?! For War Crimes?!

Mike Malloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Malloy

Today, Obama opened the door just a crack for investigations and hearings to begin. It is now up to Congress and the nation's law enforcement division to either follow through or turn away.

Apparently, We Don't Yet Know if Torture "Worked"

Larry Arnstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Larry Arnstein

We got famous all over the world as the big country that starts wars and tortures people. That's how well it worked.

Bye Bye Bybee

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

No matter how horrified we may be by the actions of Jay S. Bybee, John Yoo & Company, it is too convenient to distance ourselves from what they did by explaining it away as Rovian evil.

Torture Memos -- Next Step

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Despite some domestic criticism, the president was correct in releasing the largely un-redacted Bush era "torture memos."

Sam Stein

Obama On Spanish Torture Investigation: I Prefer To Look Forward | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Asked for the first time to respond to the likelihood that Spanish prosecutors will target officials in the Bush administration for sanctioning tortur...

The Torture Lawyers: Where Are They Now?

Andrew Woods | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Woods

William "Jim" Haynes II was hired in 2008 as Chief Corporate Counsel at Chevron Corporate Office in San Ramon, CA. Why would Chevron hire Haynes?

Rachel Maddow Presses Colin Powell Over His Role In Approving Bush Admin Interrogation Policy (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rachel Maddow sat down with former Secretary of State Colin Powell Wednesday night to discuss the approval of enhanced interrogation techniques by the...

Why the War Crimes?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

The reporting that Abu Zubaydah wasn't the feared number 3 of Al-Qaeda, was -- or should be -- the last step in removing the scales from the eyes of all but the Cheney retainers.

How It Was: Terror and Water-Boarding the Insane in Philadelphia

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Agin

It seems that everyone in the world knows about water-boarding except certain people in the Bush administration. Our good fortune is that the Bush adm...

Bush's Tortured Legacy

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Despite Cheney's stubborn insistence that information obtained from tortured detainees stopped "a great many" terrorist attacks, he will present no evidence to back up that assertion.

Author Of Bush Torture Memos Regrets Style, Not Content

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview yesterday with the Orange County Register, picked up by Jason Leopold at The Public Record, John Yoo says he doesn't regret the substa...

Basic Algebra: What Will the Verdict Be?

John Cusack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Cusack

Try them, and let a jury decide. We know ours is not a nation of cowards. What will our leaders do?

Almost is Not Enough

Jack Healey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Healey

As we move into the new year, with a new administration and a new outlook on the world, let us work toward "no on torture" both at home and around the world.

Cheney: Chief of Churls

John Seery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Seery

It's becoming clearer and clearer that official acts of cruelty had little to do, either in intent or effect, with enhancing national security or producing reliable intelligence.