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Obama Torture Commission

Questions for the Attorney General

Michael Isikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Isikoff

Holder's announcement that he's "leaning" toward appointing a prosecutor to investigate brutal interrogations during the Bush administration raises as many questions as it answers.

America Can Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time: Why the U.S. Should Form an Accountability Commission

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Steve Gutow

Congressional committees can be highly partisan. They are often not listened to in the same way that a full-scale non-partisan administration effort would be.

Ten Ways to Bring the Bush Administration's Torture Ten to Justice (and One Way to Avoid)

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kieschnick

It is worrisome that even the most outraged of our leaders inside the beltway are calling only for the familiar bipartisan truth commission to "investigate."

Leahy: Commission Into Bush-Era Torture "Not Going To Happen"

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, the website Consortium News published an article by Charlotte Dennett pouring some cold water on the hope many liberals have that Congress ...

Obama on Torture: Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

This answer tracks the language of many torture apologists (and advocates) in Washington, who posit a choice between protecting the country today and second-guessing the past.

Healing the Body Politic, One Commission at a Time

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacy Parker Le Melle

President-elect Obama has promised that he won't lie about national problems. I hope this promise extends to recent events, too.

Obama Considering Commission On Bush Admin Torture

Newsweek/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Despite the hopes of many human-rights advocates, the new Obama Justice Department is not likely to launch major new criminal probes of harsh interro...