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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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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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