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Republicans Can't Face the Truth About Iraq
Gov. Jeb Bush repeated one of the biggest falsehoods of our time during the recent presidential candidate debate: “we were misled (into the Iraq War) by faulty intelligence.” US intelligence was not “misled.” It was ordered by the real, de facto president, Dick Cheney, to provide excuses for a war...
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Dick Cheney Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes: Former International Court of Justice Judge
Renowned human rights expert Thomas Buergenthal said Cheney and a number of CIA agents 'should appear before the ICC.'
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The Arc of the Moral Universe... Is Twisted
Barack Obama is in the habit of borrowing from Martin Luther King to remind us that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Funny, I was just wondering about that last week myself. Not because Obama has restated the premise, of course. From Arctic drilling, to...
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Lies, Damned Lies and the Invasion of Iraq
For almost two weeks, the political buzz in the US has focused on those who have already declared their candidacy for the 2016 presidential run, Republicans and Democrats, and their reaction to "knowing what we now, would you still support the Iraq invasion?" Of course there is nothing new in this...
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Dick Cheney’s Foggy Memory on Bush’s Plausible Deniability for Torture
One of just three issues this Playboy interview [marginally SFW] with Dick Cheney pressed him on (the other two being whether Bush misjudged Putin and whether Cheney’s father loved him) was whether President Bush had been briefed on the torture program. James Rosen starts by asking whether Bush was...
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Torture: No One Said No
Who bears ultimate responsibility for the US torture program? The report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released in December, told us much about how the program was implemented and carried out: it was fundamentally ill-conceived, poorly managed, and led to grievous abuses of basic...
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Saying No to Torture: A Gallery of American Heroes
Why was it again that, as President Obama said, “ we tortured some folks ” after the 9/11 attacks? Oh, right, because we were terrified. Because everyone knows that being afraid gives you moral license to do whatever you need to do to keep yourself safe. That’s why we don’t shame or punish those...
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Enhanced Misinformation Techniques
Torture supporters outnumbered opponents 2-to-1 on major news shows.
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Rejecting the Obama-Cheney Alliance Against Torture Prosecutions
A decade ago, amid early reports of detainee abuse at CIA black sites and Guantanamo Bay, defenders of U.S. detention and interrogation operations promoted a flawed distinction between torture and “torture-lite.” They argued that, to our nation’s credit, rather than resorting to brutal and violent...
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CODEPINK Activists Protest on Dick Cheney's Front Porch, Two Arrested
Two CODEPINK protesters were arrested at the estate of ex-Vice President Dick Cheney in McLean, Virginia on Saturday afternoon after 20 demonstrators in orange prison jumpsuits walked onto his driveway to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison. The CODEPINK protesters...
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