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Bush Torture

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?

Guantanamo Abuse Worse Since Obama: Detainee Lawyer

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has worsened sharply since President Barack Obama took office as prison guards "get their kicks in" before the ca...

Leahy Lays Out Case For Truth Commission In Time

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than 30 years ago, a special Senate investigation peered into abuses that included spying on the American people by their own government. The fi...

Brandon Neely, Former Guantanamo Guard, Recalls Systematic Torture, Sexual Abuse Of Detainees

AP | MIKE MELIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Army Pvt. Brandon Neely was scared when he took Guantanamo's first shackled detainees off a bus. Told to expect vicious ...

DOD Gitmo Statements At Odds With Obama Administration

Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's a key question: Will the existence of Bush-era holdovers in the Defense Department impede the Obama administration's vow to make a clean break ...

Most Americans Want Bush Lawbreaking Investigated: Poll

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


Bush Torture Memo Author Yoo Gets New Gig

Overruled | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Academic freedom is very important. Universities exist to produce knowledge, unconstrained by political winds or the whims of wealthy donors. If pro...

Reconciling Senator Leahy's Independent Commission Proposal

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caroline Fredrickson

The idea of truth in government may seem naïve -- especially after President Bush's legacy of secrecy -- but it's an idea we should never lose sight of and should never stop striving for.

Feingold Slams Obama For Extraordinary Rendition Decision

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Russ Feingold is sharply criticizing the Obama administration over its controversial decision to maintain the Bush administration's position i...

Obama Maintains Bush Position on 'Extraordinary Rendition' Lawsuit

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama Administration today announced that it would keep the same position as the Bush Administration in the lawsuit Mohamed et al v Jeppesen Datap...

Bush War Crimes: European Activists Call For Bush To Be Tried For Torture

Inter Press Service | By Julio Godoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN, Feb 2 (IPS) - Now that former U.S. president George W. Bush is an ordinary citizen again, many legal and human rights activists in Europe ar...

Obama Executive Order Would Close Guantanamo Bay In A Year, AP Reports

AP | LARA JAKES and DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will begin overhauling U.S. national security policy Thursday with orders to close the Guantanamo Bay detent...

Memo to Obama: Moving Forward Doesn't Mean You Can't Also Look Back

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Will Obama's promise to protect and defend the Constitution include an investigation into the assaults on it perpetrated by members of the Bush administration?

Joe Klein Proposes Bush Memorial In Washington: Statue Of Hooded Abu Ghraib Prisoner

Time | Joe Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"This is not the America I know," President George W. Bush said after the first, horrifying pictures of U.S. troops torturing prisoners at the Abu Ghr...

Cheney's Confession Should Lead to Criminal Investigation of Bush's Torture Policies

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If the Bush administration would have at least acted like they might have done something wrong, maybe we could have moved on. But if Cheney is going on national TV to endorse torture, he has tied the hands of the country.

Bush Administration: Torture Pardons "Unnecessary"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Bush administration isn't planning to pardon officials involved in torture -- because, they believe, memos le...

How Obama Can Uncover Bush's Last Secrets

Washington Monthly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Bush hands over the keys to the White House in January, he will leave behind more unanswered questions of sweeping national importance than any m...

Obama Pushes Ahead With Bush Torture Probe

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With growing talk in Washington that President Bush may be considering an unprecedented "blanket pardon" for people involved in his administration's b...

Obama Plans Probe Of Bush Torture Whether Or Not Officials Are Pardoned

Salon News | Mark Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With growing talk in Washington that President Bush may be considering an unprecedented "blanket pardon" for people involved in his admi...

The Smoking Gun

Errol Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Errol Morris

There are smoking guns for our prisoner abuse everywhere but people pretend they don't exist. How many torture memos does an administration have to promulgate before the public gets the idea they are promulgating torture?

NYT Op-Ed: The Torture Sessions

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ever since Americans learned that American soldiers and intelligence agents were torturing prisoners, there has been a disturbing question: How high u...

Legal Experts Weigh In On Bush Torture Meetings

Washington Independent | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With nine months remaining in President George W. Bush's term, virtually no legal analyst expects that anyone in his administration will face indictme...

Now That We Know That They Knew

Max and the Marginalized | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max and the Marginalized

We should demand that the press take a break from its how-will-it-play- narrative-meta drivel and actually cover the fact that top administration officials gave torture a green light.

Jason Linkins

Andrew Sullivan: Bush Administration Officials Will Be 'Indicted For War Crimes' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Media coverage of the disclosure of the "torture memo" authored by Bush Justice Department official John C. Yoo has been mostly a deafening silence. ...

NYT: Bush Officials "Want Al Qaeda To Believe That The United States Does Torture"

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six years after the Bush administration embraced harsh physical tactics for interrogating terrorism suspects, and two years after it reportedly droppe...