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Bush Administration Torture

Obama Prompted To Prosecute Bush

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With few exceptions the transition period has been a model of presidential goodwill and cooperation. Apparently, the curious users who have been submi...

Regarding Panetta: Let's Not Forget About Gates

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

Placing an inexperienced person like Leon Panetta at CIA for his clean hands and "managerial expertise" will cost lives on the day of the next domestic terrorist attack.

Welcome to George W. Bush Camp

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

What is this group? It's none other than the George W. Bush Society. Their yearly gala (that happens every six months...'fuzzy math') is a riot!

The Bush Presidency in Four Words

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

The one word Americans use most to describe President Bush is "incompetent." While no compliment, the word fails to convey the condemnation warranted by the last eight years.

Cheney Throws Down Gauntlet, Defies Prosecution for War Crimes

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Why is Cheney so sanguine about admitting he is a war criminal? Because he's confident that either President Bush will preemptively pardon him or President-elect Obama won't prosecute him.

Clint and Cheney: a Tale of Two Dicks

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The VP and Eastwood's character are both gruff, prickly, taciturn, sandpaper-voiced men, given to conservative views, macho posturing, and a narrow view of right and wrong. And they both always seem on the verge of telling people around them to go f**k themselves. Read More Will The Madoff Debacle Finally End The "Who Could Have Known?" Era? Iraq. Fannie Mae. Citigroup. Bernie Madoff. When you look at the elements that were crucial to the creation of each of these debacles, it's amazing how much in common they all have. And not just in how they began but in how they ended: with those responsible being amazed at what happened, because...who could have known? Read More Watch: Arianna Talks New Media and Politics with Ashton Kutcher

Bush Says "So What?" Cheney Says "So?"

Chris Durang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Durang

Will we ignore the significant wrong-doing done in this administration? Will we end up with our own "So what?" and "So?" There must be accountability.

Bush: On the Line

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

President Bush and his henchmen are working overtime to ensure that the full extent of damage inflicted upon detainees never sees the light of day.

Breaking the Law: Bush Officials Feel the Heat

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Wallechinsky

If you happen to be either a terrorist seeking martyrdom or a Bush official who authorized the torture of the accused and would prefer that testimony regarding the torture not surface in a trial.

The Word from California

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Abrams

While many Americans feel quite content in contesting the "Gay Agenda," far fewer consider themselves out and out bigots willing to deny other people basic Human Rights.

Gitmo Gotcha, You Betcha

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Illegal conduct implemented at Gitmo has now metastasized to the shores of the United States. Where is the outrage?

Speaking of Torture

Temina Madon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Temina Madon

Was it just me, or did Fred Thompson's speech last night at the Republican National Convention sound like a report from Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo? At l...

Legal Torture Is Still Wrong

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Schwartz

The fact is that the Bush Administration's legal maneuvering has won over American citizens to torture. The only viable argument against torture now is the moral argument.

Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

Ashcroft claims waterboarding isn't torture, Green energy sector jobs surge, Ford offers more fuel efficient vehicles in the U.S., and the White House tries to define contraception as abortion.

Judge For Bin Laden's Driver Nixes Evidence Collected Under "Highly Coercive" Conditions

AP | MIKE MELIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A former driver for Osama bin Laden knew the target of the fourth hijacked plane on Sept. 11, a prosecutor sai...

Bush Rejected Ashcroft's DOJ Picks In Favor Of Torture-Legalizing Loyalist

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Then-Attorney General John D. Ashcroft offered the White House a list of five candidates to lead the Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel in ear...

Ashcroft Suggests CIA Started Torturing, Then Sought Legal Cover

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Much attention has been focused on the bizarre legal reasoning behind the Bush administration's "torture memos," a series of documents starting in Aug...

Red Cross: CIA Tortured, Officials Could Be Guilty Of War Crimes

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Red Cross investigators concluded last year in a secret report that the Central Intelligence Agency's interrogation methods for high-level Qaeda priso...

Confronting and Ending the Politics of Humiliation: Part 1, From the Warsaw Ghetto to Guantanamo Bay

Stephen Ducat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Ducat

Those who comprise the current Republican administration are certainly not the first political rulers to deploy humiliation as a psychological weapon against those it perceives as a threat.

What Will Happen to the "Unitary Executive" in the Next Presidential Term?

Charles Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Shaw

The policy of the "Unitary Executive" (which grants Bush unchecked power during national emergencies) was the "single most successfully implemented policy" of the Bush/Cheney administration.

Script Doctors

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

After the Court's ruling that Guantanamo detainees are now entitled to habeas corpus, all the president's men are working overtime so they can stack the deck strongly in favor of winning convictions.

The Supreme Court Returns the Constitution to Guantánamo

Deborah Colson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Colson

The Court has returned the Constitution to Guantánamo, where rules violate basic principles of justice and human rights. But the military commission system cannot be fixed with one good decision.

The Smoking Gun

Errol Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Errol Morris

There are smoking guns for our prisoner abuse everywhere but people pretend they don't exist. How many torture memos does an administration have to promulgate before the public gets the idea they are promulgating torture?

Will Thomas

Rove: Stress Positions Are Torture When Done To John McCain

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Karl Rove's recent opinion piece on John McCain contradicts the definition of torture to which his former employer adheres. Despite repeated claims t...

Jason Linkins

New York Times Finally Finds Some Time To Mention Bush's Support Of Torture

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today's New York Times editorial, "The Torture Sessions," is shot through with references to time: Ever since Americans learned that American soldier...