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US Torture

How Do We Justify Indicting Roger Clemens For Lying But Not Indicting Those Persons Who Authorized and Directed Torture?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Isn't it ironic that Roger Clemons is indicted for lying to Congress about steroid use, while those who authorized and directed the use of torture remain uncharged and unpunished?

Talking Torture With Mukasey and Thiessen: Do Torture Advocates Care About U.S. Moral Standing?

Elisa Massimino | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Elisa Massimino

Torture not only stained our reputation; it weakened American national security. It has alienated entire communities, undermining the capacity of the U.S. to fight terrorism, and given al Qaeda a public relations boon.

Torture Is American

Anne-Marie Cusac | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anne-Marie Cusac

Torture is American. How do I know? I am a reporter who for years covered allegations of prison abuse and ill treatment in domestic U.S. prisons. Nearly every technique used at Abu Ghraib had a close, recent parallel in a U.S. facility.

Can Christians Live with Torture?

Rev. Richard Cizik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Richard Cizik

If America is, as Alexis de Tocqueville once said, "a nation with the soul of a church," then it is absolutely essential that we exorcise torture and other experimental abuse from our souls.

Torture and America

Jack Healey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jack Healey

As Americans, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that foreign leaders who violate the human rights of their citizens face justice. But do we demand that our own leaders face justice when they violate the human rights of civilians?

Accountability for Torture: Europe Vs. United States

Amrit Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amrit Singh

While the United States may not want to acknowledge how it tore El-Masri's life apart, European pressure may well compel the U.S. to finally come clean.

A Truly Shocking Guantanamo Story: Judge Confirms That an Innocent Man Was Tortured to Make False Confessions

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The U.S. government tortured an innocent man to extract false confessions and then threatened him until he obligingly repeated those lies as though they were the truth.

How Chinese Brutality Experts

New York Times | SCOTT SHANE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jim Mitchell and Bruce Jessen were military retirees and psychologists, on the lookout for business opportunities. They found an excellent customer in...

As Judge Orders Release of Tortured Guantanamo Prisoner, Government Refuses to Concede Defeat

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

I still have no firm idea why Obama and Holder have allowed the Justice Department to pursue unjustifiable and unwinnable habeas cases, resulting in humiliation after humiliation.

Torture In US Goes Unprosecuted Beyond Gitmo (VIDEO)

Huffington Post Contributor | John Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By John Hamilton Finally, there's been a criminal indictment for acts of torture. No, this isn't a case involving CIA operatives waterboarding high-...

Pentagon Official: 9/11 Suspect Was Tortured

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration maintained Wednesday that the U.S. does not torture prisoners despite a claim to the contrary from the mili...

DOD Ordered To Release Detainee Torture Photos

ACLU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A federal court today ordered the Department of Defense to release photographs depicting the abuse of detainees by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan...

US Torture May Have Left Pakistani Terror Suspect Mentally Incompetent, Lawyer Says

Washington Post | Carol D. Leonnig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- The attorney for an American-trained behavioral scientist charged with trying to kill U.S. personnel in July said in court Thursd...

John McCain, Torture Puppet

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Beyond McCain's stunted historical memory, his outburst flies in the face of the evidence that the entire "War on Terror" imprisonment program has been both chronically brutal and irredeemably flawed.

Canada Removes US And Israel From Torture Watch List

Reuters | David Ljunggren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Canada's foreign ministry, responding to pressure from close allies, said on Saturday it would remove the United States and Israel from a watch list o...