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Bush Torture

Some In Senate Report On Torture Denied Chance To Read It

AP | KEN DILANIAN | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notifie...

Still Living With Jack Bauer in a Terrified New American World

Rebecca Gordon | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Gordon

Once upon a time, if a character on TV or in a movie tortured someone, it was a sure sign that he was a bad guy. Now, the torturers are the all-American heroes. We're not only living in a post-9/11 world, we're stuck with Jack Bauer in the 25th hour.

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Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Luke Johnson

Torture Investigation Rebukes Bush And Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A two-year independent investigation by the Constitution Project released Tuesday said that U.S. forces engaged in torture and senior of...

Let's Crowdsource Our Own Hollywood Movie About Torture

Ateqah Khaki | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Ateqah Khaki

Now more than ever, Americans must come together and send a message once and for all that torture is immoral, illegal and ineffective.

The Latin American Exception

Greg Grandin | Posted 04.20.2013 | World
Greg Grandin

All told, of the 190-odd countries on this planet, a staggering 54 participated in various ways in the American torture system. No region escapes the stain. No region, that is, except Latin America.

Joshua Hersh

Bush-Era Torture Program Spanned Over 50 Nations

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.05.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. counterterrorism practice known as extraordinary rendition, in which suspects were quietly moved to secret prisons abroad and o...

Torture and Zero Dark Thirty

David Bromwich | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics
David Bromwich

The answers given by Bigelow and Boal to justify the normalizing of torture in Zero Dark Thirty have been vain, wheedling, and dodgy. They are a clever pair of filmmakers, without political or moral depth, but here, perhaps more than they realized, they were playing with fire.

An All-American Nightmare

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

A widely praised new movie about the assassination of Osama bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty, opens with a series of torture scenes. The movie scenes are brutal, yet sanitized.

With Bin Laden's Death - Torture Is Still Not The Answer

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster | Posted 07.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

Torture debases the persons tortured, as well as the torturers, and it violates the two truths that are common to most people of faith: every human being is created in God's image and we should love our neighbors as ourselves.

Bush Allegedly Cancels Visit To Switzerland Due To Threat Of Torture Prosecution

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George W. Bush has cancelled a visit to Switzerland, where he was to address a Jewish charity gala, d...

Dan Froomkin

Donald Rumsfeld Torture Lawsuit Fizzles, Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An American Civil Liberties Union lawyer trying to revive a torture lawsuit against former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and thre...

Dan Froomkin

Bush's Waterboarding Admission Prompts Calls For Criminal Probe

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday joined a growing chorus in the human rights community calling for a special prosecutor to...

Bush Admits He Directly Authorized Use Of Waterboarding

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Damn right." That's what former president George W. Bush told CIA officials when they came to ask him for permission to waterboard alleged 9/11 mast...

Presidential Powers: Prudence or Perversion? Playing Jeopardy

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

If we're playing Jeopardy, and we are, this would be the answer: It's the real no-brainer answer to the legal and ethical questions posed by the ...

Abu Ghraib Unit To Return To Iraq

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Army Reserve unit tarnished by the Abu Ghraib detainee-abuse scandal has been mobilized to return to Iraq in its first dep...

Jason Linkins

Jane Mayer Savages Marc Thiessen's Book, 'Courting Disaster,' In New Yorker Review

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mayer's review says Thiessen is "neither a journalist nor a terrorism expert," rather he is a frantic, torture-thrillist PR hack, and the book "has become the unofficial Bible of torture apologists."

Mock Burial: CIA Torturers Wanted Terror Suspect To Think He Was Being Buried Alive

emptywheel | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CIA's torturers asked DOJ to let them use mock burials....

CIA 'Black Sites': Final Status Of The Facilities Remains In The Dark

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whatever happened to the so-called "black sites," where suspected terrorists were held overseas by the CIA and submitted to harsh interrogations that ...

Torture Accountability at Last - for Peru

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

It is not cliche or radical to demand the U.S. hold our own torturers (at all levels) to the same level of accountability as British mining corporations.

Dismiss John Yoo Suit, White House Says

The San Francisco Chronicle | Bob Egelko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration has asked an appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit accusing former Bush administration attorney John Yoo of authorizing the tort...

What's the Big Deal?

Jane Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Smiley

Make no mistake, if we as a nation sweep the Bush crimes, committed both here and abroad, under the rug because we're too lazy or afraid or "poor" to investigate, our criminals will be back with bigger plans.

Holding Holder's Feet to the Fire

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

Attorney General Eric Holder is a man on a seat that is hot and getting ever hotter. But we still don't know if the lawyers who wrote the torture memos will be brought to justice.

Backward and Forward

Daniel Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Menaker

With regard to the probably heinous acts committed in terrorist interrogations by the Bush administration, there is no moving forward possible without looking backward first. So do your job, Mr. Holder.

Breaking the 'Golden Shield'

Martin Garbus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Garbus

Prosecutions must start against the lawyers who gave legal cover to both Bush officials and the line of command that led to those who performed torture.