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Challenging Condi Rice's Revision of History

Coleen Rowley | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Some of us predicted when Condi Rice left office that she would become intent on revising history. Faustian bargains don't end that quickly!

Matt Sledge

Al Jazeera America Confronts Donald Rumsfeld Over Guantanamo | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Donald Rumsfeld got a little bit of an unpleasant surprise recently. The Iraq war architect and Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush was at his s...

Alleged Torture Victims Can't Sue Rumsfeld, Court Rules

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO — Two American whistleblowers alleging U.S. forces tortured them in Iraq can't sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, according t...

American 'Enemy Combatant' Seeks To Sue Rumsfeld For Torture -- Again

AP | MEG KINNARD | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A man held for years as an "enemy combatant" is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a lawsuit accusing former Defense Secreta...

Court Upholds Torture Lawsuit Against Rumsfeld

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — A lawsuit accusing former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of personal responsibility for U.S. forces allegedly torturing two America...

Judge Allows American To Sue Donald Rumsfeld Over Torture Claims

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

NEDRA PICKLER / AP WASHINGTON -- A judge is allowing an Army veteran who says he was imprisoned unjustly and tortured by the U.S. military in Iraq ...

Some New Trier Alums Offended By Donald Rumsfeld's Alumni Award

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This week, New Trier High School in Winnetka released its "alumni Hall of Honor awards," where everyone from Rainn Wilson ("The Office") to former U.S...

Rumsfeld on Detainees: "I Stand for 8-10 Hours a Day. Why is Standing Limited to 4 Hours?"

Murray Waas | Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics
Murray Waas

If Rumsfeld had any other thoughts at that historic moment in 2002, thus far, that single one is the only known to have been recorded for posterity.

Court Allows Torture Suit Against Rumsfeld

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

Federal Judge Wayne R. Andersen issued a historic ruling Friday allowing a suit charging former Defense Secretary with authorizing torture.

Thank You, Bill Maher, For Asking Where in the World is Barack Obama and What is He Going To Do About Healthcare?

Anne Dunev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne Dunev

Most decent people cannot conceive that anyone would profit from knowingly harming others. That is the flaw in capitalism. And that is one reason that evil can exist.

I Think I Owe Lynndie England an Apology

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

I never thought I would say this, but Lynndie England is a symbol of embarrassment. Not because she posed in pictures following orders, but because our government let her take the fall.

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...

A New Approach to Terrorism

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kerry Kennedy

A war on terror which undermines the most basic values of society -- life, liberty, the rule of law -- is not worth waging if we end up creating a society which mirrors the repression we battled in the first place.

Top Bush Officials Participated In Torture Talks, New Documents Show

NY Times | MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senior White House officials played a central role in deliberations in the spring of 2002 about whether the Central Intelligence Agency ...