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Bush Administration Torture

NYT Op-Ed: The Torture Sessions

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ever since Americans learned that American soldiers and intelligence agents were torturing prisoners, there has been a disturbing question: How high u...

Legal Experts Weigh In On Bush Torture Meetings

Washington Independent | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With nine months remaining in President George W. Bush's term, virtually no legal analyst expects that anyone in his administration will face indictme...

George Bush: I Was Aware Of Harsh Tactics Meetings

ABC News | JAN CRAWFORD GREENBURG, HOWARD L. ROSENBERG and ARIANE de VOGUE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush says he knew his top national security advisors discussed and approved specific details about how high-value al Qaeda suspects would be...

Graphic New Abu Ghraib Photos Released (NSFW)

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. As an expert witness in the defense of an Abu Ghraib guard who was court-martialed, psychologist Philip Zimbardo had acc...

CIA Official Who Ordered Tapes Destroyed Lawyers Up

TPMmuckraker | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Blink and you'll miss it in today's New York Times piece on the House's torture ban. But Jose Rodriguez, the CIA's ex-operations director who ordered ...

Bush Admin Asks Judge Not To Investigate CIA Tapes

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

he Bush administration has told a federal judge it was not obligated to preserve videotapes of CIA interrogations of suspected terrorists and urged th...

Bush Administration Going To Court Over CIA Tapes

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A federal judge has ordered a hearing on whether the Bush administration violated a court order by destroying CIA interrogation videos of two al-Qaida...

Mukasey Won't Give Congress CIA Tape Details

Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey today sharply rebuffed congressional demands for details about the Justice Department's inquiry into the destructi...

Kit Bond Tries To Backpedal From Waterboarding Comments

Crooks and Liars | Nicolle Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obviously, the Republican leadership has gotten to Sen. Kit Bond with the message: You're. Not. Helping. Our. Cause. by likening waterboarding to swim...

CIA Director To Testify About Destroyed Videotapes

Associated Press | Pamela Hess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden faces two days of testimony behind closed doors at the Senate and House intelligence committees to answer questions a...

Detainee Lawyer Claims Has CIA Pictures of Guantanamo Torture

The Independent | Robert Verkaik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawyers for a British resident who the US government refuses to release from Guantanamo Bay have identified the existence of photographs taken by CIA ...

Bush: CNN's Candy Crowley Gave Me A Virus!

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

At this morning's press conference on Iran, serious talk eventually dwindled and the President made small talk with reporters. When conversation turn...

President Bush To Hold Press Conference This Morning

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush, entrenched in disputes with Congress over spending and the war in Iraq, wants to intensify pressure on lawmakers when he addresses the...

White House: Mukasey Can Hedge On Torture Questions

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House on Friday defended Attorney General-nominee Michael Mukasey's refusal to say whether he considers waterboarding a form of torture, say...