06/26/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Feith Scared To Testify At Torture Hearing

Today, the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Rights held a hearing on abusive interrogation to look at the role of administration lawyers in crafting policies allowing the torture of detainees.

Former Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith was scheduled to testify today about his role in vigorously pushing to eliminate the standards of the Geneva Conventions and making the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay a "Geneva-free zone." However, at the opening of the hearing, subcommittee chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) declared that Feith "withdrew from the hearing." Nadler explained

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