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Obama Torture Memo

Sam Stein

Bush Torture Memos Released By Obama: See The Complete Documents

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As part of an ongoing court case, the Department of Justice released on Thursday memos issued by the Office of Legal Counsel between 2002 and 2005, de...

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.

Obama Pardons Madoff

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The message that Obama sends by refusing to even consider prosecuting CIA officers who may have committed war crimes, is that in the future, government officials can commit similar acts with impunity.

Expedience and the Torture Amnesty

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Obama comments on the release of the torture memos to assure the country that a dark age has passed. At the same time, he is careful to assure the agents of that darkness that they will be exempt from prosecution.