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Guantanamo Torture

Thank You Republicans For Guantanamo

Dal LaMagna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dal LaMagna

After creating a tremendous stain on the reputation of our nation, the Republicans are criticizing Obama because he is not fixing their problem fast enough. This is another instance of the arsonists criticizing the fire department.

Now Showing in the Theatre of Public Apology

Kyle G. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kyle G. Brown

After years of whining about torture, mistreatment and mock justice in Guantanamo Bay, Omar Khadr finally understood: he simply had to apologize.

Guantánamo, Exception or Rule? All-American Justice for a Child Soldier at Obama's Gitmo

Chase Madar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chase Madar

Gitmo, a betrayal of American values? Would that it were! Alas, for nearly every grisly tabloid feature of the Khadr case, you can find an easy analog in our everyday criminal justice system.

Gitmo 5-Year Hunger Striker Has Begun Eating Solid Food, Officials Tell Court

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Guantanamo prisoner who has been on a hunger strike for more than five years is occasionally eating solid food, but is...

Will Guantanamo Psychologists Lose Their Credentials?

Mother Jones | Daniel Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If their aim was to break him, his interrogators apparently succeeded. By late November 2002, Mohammed al-Qahtani--a suspected Al Qaeda operative some...

Sgt. Joshua Claus, Guantanamo Interrogator, Told Canadian Teen Prisoner He'd Be Raped In U.S.

McClatchy | Carol Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba -- To get teen terror suspect Omar Khadr to cooperate, a former U.S. Army interrogator testified Thursday, he told the wounded Ca...

The Sad Saga Continues in Guantanamo Bay

Jonathan Tracy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tracy

After sixteen months of the Obama administration, it is a sad fact that we have not made appreciable shifts away from Bush's military commission polices.

Conservative and Liberal Pillagers Master the Art of Pandering

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris Davis

In an age when the public seems to have the attention span of a gnat, buzz words and trite slogans get traction. It doesn't matter if there is any real substance behind the words so long as they stick.

George W. Bush Knew Guantánamo Prisoners Were Innocent, Reports Times Of London

Times Online | Tim Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they fea...

"Courage, Muslim Brothers": How My Friends At Catholic Worker Stood Up To Guantánamo Cover-Up

Sander Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sander Hicks

Forty-two Catholic peace radicals were arrested at the U.S. Capitol Building, protesting torture and the cover-up surrounding three 2006 Guantánamo detainee deaths, on January 21, 2010.

Omar Deghayes: How I Fought To Survive Guantánamo

The Guardian | Patrick Barkham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It is not hot stabbing pain that Omar Deghayes remembers from the day a Guantánamo guard blinded him, but the cool sen­sation of fingers being stabb...

The Weakness of Liz Cheney

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

In the end, Liz Cheney and Keep America Safe are just a re-run of what was already tried and failed in 2008. Namely, using the veil of fear to mask an un-informed, false, and weak position.

Bush Interrogators Used "Abdominal Slaps" To "Instill Fear And Despair"

Raw Story | Larisa Alexandrovna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The following article was produced by The Raw Story and written by Larisa Alexandrovna. Recently declassified documents on the Bush administration i...

Guantanamo Accountability

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

Common Cause recently sponsored a compelling session at the National Press Club on prisoner abuse, military commissions trying detainees, and who is responsible for torturous interrogations at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Supreme Court Rejects Guantanamo Detainees' Torture Case

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has refused to take up an appeal from former Guantanamo Bay detainees who say they were tortured and denied relig...

A Truly Shocking Guantanamo Story: Judge Confirms That an Innocent Man Was Tortured to Make False Confessions

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The U.S. government tortured an innocent man to extract false confessions and then threatened him until he obligingly repeated those lies as though they were the truth.

The Tangled Roots of the Terror Psychology: J. Robert Lennon's Novel "Castle"

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Lennon's unusual, very ambitious novel brings us closer to the terror protagonist than any post-9/11 novel yet.

Duty vs. Conscience at Gitmo: A Former 9/11 Prosecutor Speaks Out

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel B. Schwartzberg

Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Couch says alleged 9/11 conspirator Mohamedou Ould Slahi was tortured at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay.

Losing Wars We Already Won (Part I): Torture vs. WWII

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Despite public pressure from voices across the political spectrum, the Obama administration continues to sweep torture under the rug.

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.

Sami Al-Haj: Al Jazeera Journo Imprisoned At Gitmo To Sue George Bush

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An al-Jazeera journalist who was imprisoned in Guantánamo Bay plans to launch a joint legal action with other detainees against former US president G...

Guantanamo Detainees Protested Over Strip Searches, Humiliation

Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For two weeks in June, two dozen war-on-terror captives staged a sit-in at an exercise yard in a maximum-security prison camp -- refusing to budge fro...

Binyam Mohamed Torture Claims To Be Investigated By UK

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Metropolitan Police are to investigate claims that British agents colluded in torture, Scotland Yard said today. ...

Ex-Gitmo Prosecutor Calls For Torture Investigation

Salon | Anthony Romero and Lt. Col. Darrel Vandeveld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Torture is a crime and the United States engaged in it. Those are two indisputable facts. Given the mountains of evidence already in the public domain...