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Abu Ghraib

Torture, Healing and Accountability

Allen Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allen Keller

We owe torture survivors, and we owe ourselves truth and accountability.

Never Forget: The International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Sadly, our celebrity-obsessed world is unlikely to pay much attention to the International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture, as the death of Michael Jackson dominates headlines.

CIA May Be Protecting Cheney With Blocked Report

The Plumline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Friday, there may be a major development in the torture wars: The CIA is set to release portions of a 2004 report that reportedly found no proof th...

Secrecy Sacrificing National Security

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Our nation's most notorious criminals violate our most fundamental laws and remain not only free, but actively engaged in influencing our national security policies.

Jeff Muskus

Lieberman, Graham Threaten To Shut Down Senate Over Detainee Photos

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) lambasted transparency advocates at a press conference Tuesday, when they renewed their p...

In Sri Lanka: Explaining the Tamil Tigers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Sri Lankan government has battled the Tamil Tigers on two fronts for almost three decades: on the battlefield and in the arena of world opinion. No one thought they could win militarily, but they did.

When it Comes to Torture, No One is Above the Law

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

American law is clear as to what constitutes torture. Those within the Bush administration who sanctioned torture, deliberately and unapologetically violated U.S. law and must be held responsible.

Cheney, Selling Cheney

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

You can't turn on your TV these days without seeing the former veep with his latest account of what they did back when they were in charge, why they did it and how wonderfully it all worked. What's up with that?

See No Evil

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The heavily armed, trained killer was "under stress" when he raped, then murdered a 14-year-old girl and tried to burn her body, after having murdered her parents and 7-year-old sister.

History Matters: Remembering Tiananmen (and Abu Ghraib)

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leah Anthony Libresco

In twenty years, will the iconic image of Tiananmen Square be in Chinese textbooks? Will the iconic image of Abu Ghraib be in ours?

What Should President Obama Tell the Muslim World in Cairo?

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

What should the President say, and do, in Cairo to make the best of his trip?

Obama, Cairo and Institutionalizing Change

Andrew Belonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Belonsky

Egypt's government has worked at suppressing political opposition, employed torturous interrogation tactics and has a less-than-favorable human rights record.

Why No Investigation?

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

Why are the Congressional leadership of both parties bizarrely silent now, when the American people are demanding an investigation and prosecution of the crimes represented in the abuse photos?

President Obama's "Spock" Rationale On Iraq War Investigation Untenable

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail Vida Hamburg

The President's refusal to investigate the Bush administration's policies and actions relating to the Iraq War is the embodiment of Vulcan logic -- free from messy human emotions and moral obligation.

General Ricardo Sanchez Calls for War Crimes Truth Commission - VIDEO UPDATE

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Hidary

Last night, General Ricardo Sanchez, the former commander of all coalition forces in Iraq, became the first senior military officer from the Iraqi theater to call for a truth commission.

Taguba Denies Telegraph 'Rape Photos' Story, White House Urges Coverage

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House reporters received an unusual email on Saturday, with a subject line stating, "Important Please Read: From White House Press Secretary Rob...

Ex-Interrogators Are Mad as Hell About Torture, and They're Not Gonna Take Cheney Anymore

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

More and more, former interrogators and counterinsurgency experts are using Dick Cheney's recent ubiquity to expose his iniquity regarding the torture and abuse of detainees.

British Newspaper's Account Of Explicit Abu Ghraib Photos Corroborated

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Pentagon is denying the facts: Photographs of Abu Ghraib torture are even more sexually explicit than first reported, including rape and sodomy, w...

Retired U.S. General Says British Paper Misquoted Him On Still-Secret Abuse Photos

Salon | Mark Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba denied reports that he has seen the prisoner-abuse photos that President Obama is fighting to keep secret, in an...

The Abu Ghraib Photos Surface -- Slowly but Surely

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

These photographs can't and won't be kept secret. The British press has become one of the most effective back doors to the American media.

Abu Ghraib Rape Photos: Pentagon Denies Report

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Thursday denied a British newspaper report that photographs of Iraqi prisoner abuse, whose release U.S. Preside...

Abuse Photos Include Images Of Rape And Sexual Assault: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pentagon on Thursday denied the Daily Telegraph report that photographs of Iraqi prisoner abuse, whose release U.S. President Obama wants to block...

Former Interrogator Slams Cheney Over Torture Policy

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

According to Matthew Alexander, the torture and abuse conducted at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo became the number one recruiting tool for foreign fighters who attacked coalition forces in Iraq.

Obama and Transparency: Should He Release the Torture Photos?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Releasing new Abu-Ghraib photos will not aid the cause of justice or increase government transparency.

Cheney and Torture

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

Cheney and his ilk don't understand liberty, and they don't understand freedom, what it costs and what it's worth. They are small men and cowards, selling out the rule of law at the first whiff of danger.