Donald Trump announced last night that he is willing to shred our system of constitutional liberty in a heartbeat in order to indulge his hunger to inflict pain on other people, regardless of the consequences. Why would anyone want to make such a person President of the United States? […]
On Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee will be holding a hearing at which it discusses whether information about the American torture programs should be made public – as if that’s a legitimate question. […]
Who supports U.S. government water torture?
Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum. That’s who. (Source: May 5, 2011 Republican Presidential debate)
If you want to know whether a practice has become regular within an organization, look for the form:
[Partially Declassified Inspector General Report page 219]
At the sight of a CIA form to document certification and recertification in torture techniques (so qualified under 18 USC 2340), some may be tempted to discuss the banality […]
Torture is a moral issue, and the issue is not past. Despite revelations that American torture practices lasted seven years, that medical doctors participated in the torture, that it involved drowning one man 183 times, and that the major purpose of all this torture was to generate fabricated “evidence” to support an invasion of Iraq, […]
This week, Rep. André Carson of Indiana added his name to the growing list of members of the House of Representatives who formally support H.R. 104, John Conyers’ bill to establish an independent investigative commission, complete with subpoena power, to look into the torture, extraordinary rendition and surveillance without warrants that took place during the […]
Erich Mancow Muller lasted less than 10 seconds. Now that he’s experienced waterboarding himself, he says that it’s “absolutely torture”. […]
The comment is tucked away in a Washington Post article, and it’s nominally a meta-comment, a criticism of a critic of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” aka EITs, aka drowning people, freezing them and slamming them into walls, aka the federal crime known as torture. But carefully this anonymous intelligence official’s denigration of FBI Agent Ali Soufan. […]
Which matters more to the Democratic Party: the preservation of civil liberty, human rights and constitutional government — or the preservation of Party leaders’ power? We are about to find out.
Information continues to dribble out regarding Nancy Pelosi’s early knowledge that the U.S. Government under George W. Bush was torturing the people it had […]