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Bush Administration Torture

Picking on Pelosi

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

For all of the suspicion and projection upon her, Speaker Pelosi is really like a mom making her kids behave politely at a fancy restaurant.

Obama and Cheney: Dueling in Different Universes

Jim Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Selman

When people become polarized, there is no common ground from which to build a common future.

Cheney Revealed As A Terminator During Latest Speech

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

As you will see, during Cheney's speech, a malfunction of some sort caused a small explosion which caused the Cheney-Borg's flesh-like covering to melt, thus revealing the endoskeleton hidden beneath.

Siegelman's First Trial Judge Blasts U.S. Prosecutors, Seeks Probe of 'Unfounded' Charges

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

One of the most experienced federal judges in recent Alabama history is denouncing the U.S. Justice Department prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.

Prairie Home Torture Companion

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rory O'Connor

Keillor called for a fair and thorough congressional investigation that would "lay the whole wretched business out on the public record".

Dick Cheney Will Protect You, and Liberals Want Your First Born

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Did Cheney show a lack of commitment to national security by limiting the interrogation techniques to waterboarding?

The Phony Debate About Torture

Elizabeth Holtzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Holtzman

Torture can never be used because our Constitution bans it. There are no exceptions -- not for heinous crimes or ticking bombs.

Sam Stein

Ventura And Hasselbeck Rumble Over Waterboarding On The View

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There is a peculiar aspect to the debate over the use of waterboarding on terrorist detainees. Those who have actually experienced the procedure first...

Seven and Half Months--Seven and a Half Years

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The slimy bastards of the Bush Administration contributed to the deaths of more Americans at the hands of a foreign power than any President in the history of the United States.

Who's The Jack Murtha For Torture Investigations?

Josh Orton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Orton

Whose call for a special prosecutor would get the political media's (and the White House's) attention?

A Hollow and Horrible Equivocation

John Cusack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Cusack

This is not an issue of partisan politics. It's a police matter... the investigation of a crime scene in which many more of us are complicit than is comfortable to recognize.

Mother of U.S. Marine Waterboarded by Our Military Hits Latest Torture Excuse -- and Cheney

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

A relatively new defense for waterboarding has emerged recently: Waterboarding can't be torture because we used it on "thousands" of our own troops as part of their training!

Why Obama Must Truly Hate Bush

Steve Benen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Benen

It's a real shame Bush and Cheney screwed up so spectacularly, and ignored the law so systematically, that it's interfering with Obama's desire to govern. But Obama signed up for this gig.

Torture Investigations Are Coming. Are We Ready to Face the Heinous Crimes that Could Be Revealed?

Carlos Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlos Watson

I'm interested in what else may be uncovered. When investigators truly snoop around, they almost always find something unexpected.

The Torture Debate Will Be Won or Lost on National Security, not Morality or Legality

Frankie Sturm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frankie Sturm

We don't have to leave morals or laws on the sideline, but unless we're satisfied with preaching to the choir, national security needs to be the focus of our case against torture.

Cheney and Torture: The Buck Stops...Where?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rick Horowitz

On those questions, Cheney leaves us -- yet again -- in the dark. But we're certainly free to wonder: What did George Bush know, and how well did he know it?

Khalid Sheik Mohammed: "I Gave A Lot Of False Information" To Make Torture Stop

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

The Bush torture memos pale in comparison to the leaked report issued by the Red Cross following two rounds of private interviews with the 14 "high value detainees" held at Guantanamo Bay.

Torture Images From Set Of Standard Operating Procedure Retell Story Of Abu Ghraib

Huffington Post Contributors | Nubar Alexanian and Katharine Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Photographs by Nubar Alexanian Text by Katharine Thomas One of President Obama's first executive decisions in office was to prohibit the use of inte...

Cheney: I'm Defending "Little Guys" Against Torture Investigations

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is speaking out against possible investigation and prosecution of those responsible for the harsh interrogation tech...

Bush Official Suggests Cheney Torture Cover-Up

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On April 21, Philip Zelikow, who was counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during the Bush administration, revealed on Foreign Policy's "Sh...

Video: Why we need a Truth Commission

Sen. Patrick Leahy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Patrick Leahy

In spite of all the recent news, some in Washington still need to be sold on the idea of creating a truth commission to investigate Bush-Cheney administration.

If Torture is Not Punished, Charles Manson Should be Freed

Doon Baqi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doon Baqi

I don't know if the term "witch hunt" can be applied to the torturers of today. Unlike the women of Salem, these guys actually are the "witches", they did do what they are accused of.

Condi Rice's Tortured Macaca Moment

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Rice's recent incident shows the prospects for what we might call a substantive Macaca Moment -- using YouTube and citizen media to scrutinize our leaders on the issues, not gaffes.

'Enhanced Interrogation' Techniques Called Out As Torture By Fox News Legal Analyst

Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I have read the 175 pages of legal memoranda ("the memos") that the Department of Justice (DoJ) released last week. They consist of letters written by...

Our Obligation to Investigate

Sen. Robert Byrd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Robert Byrd

Spain and the United Kingdom have already initiated investigations of Bush administration officials over torture -- to continue to ignore the mounting evidence of clear wrongdoing is a national humiliation.