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Bush Administration Torture

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.

Arthur Delaney

Anti-Torture Protesters Arrested In Droves Outside White House (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sixty-one anti-torture protesters were arrested outside the White House on Thursday in a planned act of mass civil disobedience at the end of an event...

Why Congress Must Hold Hearings

Felton Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Felton Newell

Congress must fully investigate to answer the myriad of outstanding questions regarding the Bush terror program.

Time to Think About Torture and the Media

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

When it comes to America's torturing, none of us are blameless in our actions, our ignorance or our acquiescence.

Ryan Grim

Leahy Calls On Bybee To Testify On Torture

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jay Bybee finds it "frustrating" that he hasn't been able to speak publicly about his role in authorizing torture when he was a top lawyer in the Bush...

David Corn: Special Prosecutor's Job Is Not To Expose Wrongdoing

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The other day I ran into a Democratic member of the House of Representatives, and this person noted that he fancied the idea of appointing a special p...

Torture is Not About "Winning the Afternoon," OK?

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

The torture issue doesn't lend itself to cute little "up" and "down" arrows, to dueling cable shouters "on the right" and "on the left," to all the little devices we in the media use.

How do we Debate the Unthinkable?

Peter Henne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Henne

The torture memos were a case of our nation's elites turning the unspeakable into the ordinary. Our responsibility now is to ensure it never becomes ordinary, even as a subject of condemnation.

Schakowsky Seeks Public Torture Hearings In House Intelligence Committee

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee wants to hold public hearings on the torture of detainees....

The Talkin' Torture Blues

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Moore

Why are are still talking about the merits of torture? And what bothers me even more is that Dick Cheney is still in the midst of the discussion.

Cheney Kept File Marked 'Detainees'

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

Dick Cheney wants a few reports released. The former Vice President, a man so secretive that while serving as Vice President he had his home remove...

There Must Be Consequences

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

The torture practices under the Bush administration aren't just counterproductive in terms of a vague image of the United States, they're actually dangerous.

Torture Twister: Why Democrats Own Torture, Too

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

Once again, it would seem that the Bush administration and their minions will be permitted to wipe the slate clean of their past criminal acts. This time around it will be for torture.

New Torture Photos Release Delayed By Obama (UPDATED)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The White House plans to announce that Obama is "seeking to delay release of 'torture photos' depicting detainee abuse, reversing course. Wh...

Why the Torture Memos Matter

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Throughout the nation's history, our leaders have rejected the use of torture. This is based, in part, on a recognition that our strength as a nation emanates from the values and principles we uphold.

US Must Prosecute Bush Torture Memo Lawyers: UN Torture Envoy

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA — The U.S. is obligated by a United Nations convention to prosecute Bush administration lawyers who allegedly drafted policies that appro...

Torture: "It's Perfectly Legal -- But We Don't Do It"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

All of the torturers from the world's worst, most brutal regimes can now rise up and proclaim their solidarity with the United States: "We Are All Americans Now!"

Yes, National Review, We Did Execute Japanese for Waterboarding

Paul Begala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Begala

It's kind of awkward to argue that waterboarding is not a crime when you hanged someone for doing it to our troops.

Follow the Evidence

David Bromwich | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
David Bromwich

The truth about what Bush and Cheney and Addington and Yoo and Cambone and Feith and a handful of others did must be known before it can be judged, and all that can be judged is the content of their actions.

The Torture Moment

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The way we respond to the revelations about the Bush administration's use of torture will define the kind of country we are. It is a test of our courage and our convictions. So far, the media are not getting high marks.

Jonathan Fredman: Key Bush Era 'Enhanced Interrogator' Still At CIA

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"As a general deal," President Barack Obama said Tuesday about Bush administration officials who shaped the post-9/11 interrogation and detention regi...

The Tortured Logic of the Torture Superfans

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

If we can't protect ourselves with our morals intact, we don't deserve to be protected in the first place.

What?! Prosecution?! For War Crimes?!

Mike Malloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Malloy

Today, Obama opened the door just a crack for investigations and hearings to begin. It is now up to Congress and the nation's law enforcement division to either follow through or turn away.

Apparently, We Don't Yet Know if Torture "Worked"

Larry Arnstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Arnstein

We got famous all over the world as the big country that starts wars and tortures people. That's how well it worked.

Bye Bye Bybee

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

No matter how horrified we may be by the actions of Jay S. Bybee, John Yoo & Company, it is too convenient to distance ourselves from what they did by explaining it away as Rovian evil.