Browse By

Tag Archives: waterboarding

No Thumbnail

Breaking News: 60 Americans Arrested On Torture-Related Charges

In a fast-breaking news development, federal law enforcement officials have arrested 60 Americans for their participation in torture-related activities. Coming after months of assurances by President Barack Obama that no one would face criminal charges for their participation in U.S. government torture or the conspiracy

No Thumbnail

FBI Agent: More Torture Than You Know

Former FBI Agent Ali Soufan’s piece in the New York Times is remarkable in many aspects. It’s relevant: as a member of the FBI team interrogating detainees in the old-school, no-waterboarding way, Soufan was right in the middle of what transpired and has credibility as

No Thumbnail

When Doctors Participate in Torture, The Rot Spreads

Contrary to popular opinion, the Hippocratic Oath has never contained the exact words, “First, Do No Harm.” Regardless, expressed in other words across the various codes and oaths for medical practitioners this standard is ubiquitous. Among the nine principles of medical ethics articulated by the

No Thumbnail

If Drowning a Man 183 Times is not Torture, What Is?

“We do not torture.” — President George W. Bush, November 7, 2005 “The United States is a nation of laws. My Administration will always act in accordance with those laws, and with an unshakeable commitment to our ideals.” — President Barack Obama, April 16 2009

No Thumbnail

Finally, an Attorney General Against Cruelty and Inhumanity

We have had years of Attorney Generals who won’t answer the question, “Is Waterboarding an act of torture?” Now Attorney General nominee Eric Holder has come out and said what is obvious: “Waterboarding is Torture.” In further confirmation testimony yesterday on the treatment of prisoners,

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?