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Greenwald: Dick Cheney Should Be in 'Federal Prison' Not on 'Meet The Press'
That a confessed war criminal can appear on weekend cable news shows and brag about human rights violations is a travesty of justice for which President Obama is largely to blame, argues journalist
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Clashing Face-to-Face on Torture
It’s rare on TV when you see two former senior U.S. officials clashing angrily over something as significant as torture. Usually decorum prevails. But ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern wasn’t going to let the ex-House intelligence oversight chief get away with a bland defense of torture.
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Torture in a Dick Cheney Minute
What, exactly, has President Barack Obama done to make sure that future Presidents don’t torture prisoners? On “ Meet the Press ” on Sunday, Dick Cheney, the former Vice-President, made it clear that he, for one, given the chance, would seize waterboarding paraphernalia, and get to it. “I’d do it...
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Calls for 'Torture Team' Prosecutions Persist as Cheney Brags "I'd Do It Again"
'There is an almost criminal gang in our government's security agencies which is not subject to democratic accountability of any kind.'
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Those Who Approved Torture Shouldn’t Be Above the Law
The Senate report released last week makes clear that the CIA tortured more men, and far more brutally, than anyone outside the intelligence community previously understood. Given the report’s findings, the attorney general should appoint a special prosecutor who can conduct a comprehensive...
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Torture Report Raises Hopes, Offers Ammo for Bush & Co. Prosecutions
Those who torture 'cannot simply be granted impunity because of political expediency.'
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The US's Story of Torture Doesn't Have to End With Impunity
After five long years of investigation, declassification, and redaction – not to mention outright obstruction by the CIA – the Senate Intelligence Committee today shone more light on CIA torture and made a historic and necessary contribution to public scrutiny, debate, and our nation's values. The...
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Stop Believing the Lies: America Tortured More Than 'Some Folks' – and Covered It Up
It wasn’t that bad, we’ve been told, over and over again, for more than a decade. “We only waterboarded three people” goes the line American officials have been force-feeding the world for years. “We tortured some folks,” Barack Obama admitted recently, still downplaying war crimes committed in...
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In This ‘Gut Check’ Moment, It’s Time to Reject Cheneyism
The Senate Intelligence Committee had to release the details on its multi-year investigation into how, under George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, the Central Intelligence Agency employed tactics that the world understands as torture. To hide the findings of what the 500-plus page summary of the report...
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Why the Founding Fathers Thought Banning Torture Foundational to the US Constitution
I have argued on many occasions that the language of patriotism and appeal to the Founding Fathers and the constitution must not be allowed to be appropriated by the political right wing in contemporary America, since for the most part right wing principles (privileging religion, exaltation of ‘...
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