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Obama Torture Memos

Why Obama Must Truly Hate Bush

Steve Benen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Benen

It's a real shame Bush and Cheney screwed up so spectacularly, and ignored the law so systematically, that it's interfering with Obama's desire to govern. But Obama signed up for this gig.

Sam Stein

Bush Torture Memos Released By Obama: See The Complete Documents | 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...

Dickipedia: John Yoo

Dickipedia | Kevin Allocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

John Choon Yoo (born June 10, 1967) is an American attorney, former U.S. Justice Department official, Berkeley law professor, writer of memos, foremos...

Never Again

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

What moral scale could the administration and Harry Reid possibly be using for not wanting to immediately determine which former government officials either sanctified or urged the CIA to torture?

Refuting the Self-Fulfilling Torture Prophecy: A Response to Hayden and Mukasey

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Not torturing prisoners is one of our nation's proudest traditions, one of the features that define us. Yet, the men who served as CIA Director and Attorney General still believe in these techniques.

Making Torture Lawful?

Allison Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Silver

Friedrich Schiller, who wrote Mary Stuartin 1800, knew why Bush administration officials would sign off on these infamous torture memos.

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.

Obama Releasing "Ugly" Bush Admin Torture Memos

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over objections from the U.S. intelligence community, the White House is moving to declassify--and publicly release--three internal memos that will la...