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Senate Votes To Outlaw Torture
This post has been updated with more background information on the amendment and the vote. Even since announcing last week
Obama's Cowardly Response to Torture Revelations
Host/Producer, HuffPost Live
So let's cut the talk of fundamental American values that the rest of the world should admire. Obama may not want to dwell on the past, but history will, and his legacy on torture will be one of acceptance.
The Torture Party: Why Republicans Defend the Most Sadistic Government Program in Recent History
If George W. Bush’s fervent insistence that his government did not engage in torture does not define and haunt him forever
Martin Heinrich On CIA Torture: This Was Not Dick Cheney's Doing
Cheney has firmly rejected the notion that the CIA lied to him, a contention put forth in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s
Planet Politics: America's Bloody Conscience
The two sides of the American theory of war-making are etched in McCain’s 78-year-old, battle-scarred face. Surrounded by
CIA Flipped Out Behind The Scenes When Bush Said U.S. Would Ban Torture
The international community and human rights advocates cheered the president's forceful statement. But within the CIA, the
Reminder: George W. Bush Said The U.S. Didn't Use Torture
Watch President Bush deny torture tactics above. The Senate report notes that his speech, which is mentioned several times
Bush Officials Step Up To Blast Torture Report Before It's Out
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
John McLaughlin, a former CIA deputy director under Bush, said in The New York Times on Monday that agency supporters will
U.N.: Obama Takes Torture Seriously? Give Us A Break
WASHINGTON -- America, the Obama administration says, takes its history of torture seriously. President Barack Obama outlawed
Zero-Hour In Geneva: Will Obama Seal His Legacy On Torture?
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. delegation will be asked by a United Nations panel on Wednesday if it believes the international Convention
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Still Living With Jack Bauer in a Terrified New American World
Author, 'American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Sta...
Once upon a time, if a character on TV or in a movie tortured someone, it was a sure sign that he was a bad guy. Now, the torturers are the all-American heroes. We're not only living in a post-9/11 world, we're stuck with Jack Bauer in the 25th hour.
U.S. Tortured Detainees And Top Officials Are Responsible: Report
The investigation concluded further that there was no evidence that torture produced any significant information, much of
Let's Crowdsource Our Own Hollywood Movie About Torture
Now more than ever, Americans must come together and send a message once and for all that torture is immoral, illegal and ineffective.
The Latin American Exception
Professor of History, New York University
All told, of the 190-odd countries on this planet, a staggering 54 participated in various ways in the American torture system. No region escapes the stain. No region, that is, except Latin America.
Obama's Drone-Kill Memo Revealed
NBC News dug up a report on the Obama administration's drone policy. Josh Hersh and Zach Carter join Marc to discuss.
Bush-Era Torture Program Spanned Over 50 Nations
Zero Dark Thirty
Professor of Literature, Yale University
The answers given by Bigelow and Boal to justify the normalizing of torture in
Zero Dark Thirty
have been vain, wheedling, and dodgy. They are a clever pair of filmmakers, without political or moral depth, but here, perhaps more than they realized, they were playing with fire.
An All-American Nightmare
Peter Van Buren
Author, Hooper's War: A Novel of WWII Japan, We Meant Well: Ho...
A widely praised new movie about the assassination of Osama bin Laden,
Zero Dark Thirty
, opens with a series of torture scenes. The movie scenes are brutal, yet sanitized.
With Bin Laden's Death, Torture Is Still Not The Answer
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster
Torture debases the persons tortured, as well as the torturers, and it violates the two truths that are common to most people of faith: every human being is created in God's image and we should love our neighbors as ourselves.
Bush Allegedly Cancels Visit To Switzerland Due To Threat Of Torture Prosecution
Donald Rumsfeld Torture Lawsuit Fizzles, Again
Wang had to admit: "No." Wang pleaded with the three-judge panel to take a stand. She said the court should determine that
Bush's Waterboarding Admission Prompts Calls For Criminal Probe
The so-called "Torture Memos" were drafted by officials in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel under the strict
Bush Directly Authorized Use Of Waterboarding, Still Rejects 'Torture' Classification In New Book
Large segments of the book will also focus on Bush's struggles with alcoholism, his faith and key decisions he made on 9
Presidential Powers: Prudence or Perversion? Playing Jeopardy
retired FBI Special Agent and former Minneapolis Division lega...
If we're playing Jeopardy, and we are, this would be the answer: It's the real no-brainer answer to the legal and ethical
Jane Mayer Savages Marc Thiessen's Book, 'Courting Disaster,' In New Yorker Review
Mayer's review says Thiessen is "neither a journalist nor a terrorism expert," rather he is a frantic, torture-thrillist PR hack, and the book "has become the unofficial Bible of torture apologists."
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