Cheney has firmly rejected the notion that the CIA lied to him, a contention put forth in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s
The international community and human rights advocates cheered the president's forceful statement. But within the CIA, the
Watch President Bush deny torture tactics above. The Senate report notes that his speech, which is mentioned several times
John McLaughlin, a former CIA deputy director under Bush, said in The New York Times on Monday that agency supporters will
WASHINGTON -- America, the Obama administration says, takes its history of torture seriously. President Barack Obama outlawed
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. delegation will be asked by a United Nations panel on Wednesday if it believes the international Convention
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.
Now more than ever, Americans must come together and send a message once and for all that torture is immoral, illegal and ineffective.
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.
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.