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Obama's Cowardly Response to Torture Revelations

Alyona Minkovski | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Alyona Minkovski

So let's cut the talk of fundamental American values that the rest of the world should admire. Obama may not want to dwell on the past, but history will, and his legacy on torture will be one of acceptance.

Why Republicans Defend Torture

New York Magazine | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

If George W. Bush’s fervent insistence that his government did not engage in torture does not define and haunt him forever—like Richard Nixon insi...

Ali Watkins

Senator On Intelligence Committee: Torture Program Was Not Dick Cheney's Doing

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Senate Intelligence Committee conducting a full frontal assault against the CIA about the agency's use of torture in the post 9...

Howard Fineman

Planet Politics: America's Bloody Conscience

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fourteen years ago, Sen. John McCain took his wife and son with him back to Hanoi, Vietnam, where he had spent six years as a suffering ...

UN Expert Calls For Prosecution Over U.S. Torture

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.11.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W...

Amanda Terkel

CIA Flipped Out Behind The Scenes When Bush Said U.S. Would Ban Torture

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush marked June 26, 2003, the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, with a strong statement spelli...

Reminder: George W. Bush Said The U.S. Didn't Use Torture

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson & Adriana Usero | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

In 2006, then-President George W. Bush adamantly denied that the U.S. used torture against suspected terrorists. Tuesday's release of the Senate repor...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Bush Officials Step Up To Blast Torture Report Before It's Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Democrats with the Senate Intelligence Committee, releasing a summary of their report on the CIA's post-9/11 enhanced interrogation ...

Ali Watkins

U.N.: Obama Takes Torture Seriously? Give Us A Break

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- America, the Obama administration says, takes its history of torture seriously. President Barack Obama outlawed the harsh practices of t...

Ali Watkins

Zero-Hour In Geneva: Will Obama Seal His Legacy On Torture?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. delegation will be asked by a United Nations panel on Wednesday if it believes the international Convention Against Torture appli...

Some In Senate Report On Torture Denied Chance To Read It

AP | KEN DILANIAN | Posted 09.25.2014 | 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 11.07.2014 | 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 ...