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Torture By The USA Went Way Beyond Waterboarding

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. [...]

Which Republican Presidential Candidates Support Water Torture?

Who supports U.S. government water torture?

Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum. That’s who. (Source: May 5, 2011 Republican Presidential debate)

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Water Torture: Bureaucratic or Just Business?

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 [...]

Anti-Torture Rallies Across the USA This Week

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, [...]

Rep. Carson Joins Call for Congressional Torture and Wiretap Inquiry

This week, Rep. AndrĂ© 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 [...]

Mancow Admits Waterboarding is Torture

Erich Mancow Muller lasted less than 10 seconds. Now that he’s experienced waterboarding himself, he says that it’s “absolutely torture”. [...]

Obama's Torture Photo Concern: Control Over Populace, Abroad and at Home

When Barack Obama says he will not comply with a federal court order to release photographs of U.S. Government torture, there’s a mystery in his explanation:

The publication of these photos would not add any additional benefit to our understanding of what was carried out in the past by a small number of individuals. In [...]

Obama’s Torture Photo Concern: Control Over Populace, Abroad and at Home

When Barack Obama says he will not comply with a federal court order to release photographs of U.S. Government torture, there’s a mystery in his explanation:

The publication of these photos would not add any additional benefit to our understanding of what was carried out in the past by a small number of individuals. In [...]

U.S. Intelligence Official: Torture Practices Lasted Nearly Seven Years

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. [...]

Pelosi, Impediment to Torture Investigation? Pelosi, Resign.

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 [...]

Nancy Pelosi, Caught in Torture Coverup, Uses the Troops as a Shield

For the umpteenth time, information has come out revealing that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her aides were being briefed on the authorization for of various forms of torture, including waterboarding, and also apparently on their actual use. Pelosi’s response then? To take impeachment of torturer-in-chief George W. Bush “off the table”. Knowing what she [...]