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Waterboarding: Islamic State Goes to the 'Dark Side'

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 08.29.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

It is no surprise that Islamic State has adopted some of the CIA torture methods such as waterboarding. This is the very definition of the spiral of violence, where violence used as revenge begets more and greater violence.

Obama Administration Significantly Redacted Torture Report

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

The release of a highly anticipated Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's interrogation tactics has been delayed due to "significant redac...

REPORT: CIA's Harsh, Bush-Era Torture Was Unnecessary

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee report will conclude that the CIA's use of harsh interrogation...

Colin Powell Initially Kept In The Dark About CIA Interrogation Practices, Report Finds

AP | KEN DILANIAN & EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept...

Matt Sledge

The CIA Torture Debate Is Only Beginning

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

The Senate Intelligence Committee is set to vote Thursday on whether to publicly reveal the conclusions of a report on the Bush-era CIA interrogation ...

Senator Demands CIA Report Amid Dispute Over Torture Study

Reuters | Patricia Zengerle | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - A member of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday disclosed the existence of a secret Central Intelligenc...

Bipartisan Support for Releasing the Torture Report

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

The United States has a history of providing important moral leadership in many areas. But by shrouding our tortured past in secret, we endanger both our country's moral legacy and our national security.

Toward Ensuring an End to U.S.-Sponsored Torture

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

A non-governmental, bipartisan task force recently completed a two-year investigation into the U.S. government's treatment of 9/11 detainees, concluding indisputably that the United States government engaged in illegal torture.

Matt Sledge

CIA Nomination Advances As White House Drags Feet On Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

The Senate Intelligence Committee put John Brennan one step closer to leading the CIA on Tuesday, even though the White House has missed a deadline ab...

'I Begged for Them to Stop'

Nick Turse | Posted 04.27.2013 | World
Nick Turse

Try not to think about dying, because there's nothing you can do about it, because you're tied down, because someone is pouring that water over your face, forcing it into you, drowning you slowly and deliberately. You're helpless. You're in agony.

Zero Dark Thirty -- Torture Is the American Way?

Glenn L. Carle | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Glenn L. Carle

Understand this, from someone who had some involvement in our "enhanced interrogation" program. Torture does not work; it makes it harder to evaluate what detainees say, and more suspect. It is unnecessary, it is counterproductive, it is illegal, and it is immoral.

AP IMAPCT: At CIA, Grave Mistakes Led To Promotions

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — In December 2003, security forces boarded a bus in Macedonia and snatched a German citizen named Khaled el-Masri. For the next five mon...

CIA Gave Waterboarders $5 Million Legal Shield

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — When the CIA decided to waterboard suspected terror detainees in overseas prisons, the agency turned to a pair of contractors. The ...

Medical Torture and the Definitions of Sin

Donna Schaper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Donna Schaper

Breaking news that physicians were involved in medical experiments on people already being tortured leads us again to a place beyond right and wrong. That place is called sin.

Sam Stein

Torture Memos Used "Overstated" "Exaggerated" Information From CIA

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arguments used by Bush administration lawyers in their memos authorizing waterboarding and other forms of torture were based on "appreciably overstate...

Second Thoughts on Cheney Indictment: Pardon Him ... And Others Too

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Obama should pardon not only Mr. Cheney, but everyone else in the prior administration who approved or knew about the illegal water-boarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques.

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.

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.

CIA Waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed 183 Times In One Month

FireDogLake | EmptyWheel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I've put this detail in a series of posts, but it really deserves a full post. According to the May 30, 2005 Bradbury memo, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was...

CIA Officials Won't Be Prosecuted For Waterboarding, Obama Admin Says

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama absolved CIA officers from prosecution for harsh, painful interrogation of terror suspects Thursday, even as...

Obama Weighs Airing CIA Tactics: Top Officials At Odds

Wall Street Journal | EVAN PEREZ and SIOBHAN GORMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is leaning toward keeping secret some graphic details of tactics allowed in Central Intelligence Agency interro...

2002 Justice memo OKs CIA interrogation tactics

AP | PAMELA HESS and LARA JAKES JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department in 2002 told the CIA that its interrogators would be safe from prosecution for violations of anti-torture la...

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...

CIA Vet: Next President May Have To Scrap Agency

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the last several months, there has been a gradual, but unrelenting, outing of the highest level U.S. government involvement in the sordid busines...