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George W. Bush says he'd waterboard Khalid Sheik Mohammed again if he had to: “Yeah, we waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,” the former president told a business audience in Grand Rapids, Michigan....

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Report: U.S. Experimented on Terror Detainees.

When the torture memos were released, one of the things I noticed was that the authors used the presence of physicians in interrogations as alibis. The presence of the doctors was meant as proof of...

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Holder: Torture Review Nearly Finished.

Ryan J. Reilly reports that the Department of Justice's review of whether CIA interrogators who went past the Office of Legal Counsel's approved torture guidelines should be investigated is nearly...

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Waterwhating?

Andrew Sullivan points us to a paper demonstrating that until the American government started doing it, waterboarding was almost always referred to as "torture" in elite American newspapers, but in...

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Conservatives Trumpet Use of Torture After Bin Laden's Death

Osama bin Laden’s death was at first one of the rare political occasions that united liberals and conservatives. Today, however conservative writers began using the mission’s success as evidence for...

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Bush Apologists Push Enhanced Interrogation After Bin Laden's Death

The death of Osama bin Laden reignited debates over Bush-era detention policy. On Monday, conservatives rushed to claim that the CIA was only able to locate bin Laden as a result of information gained...

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DoJ To Recommend Investigations In Two Detainee Deaths

Marcy Wheeler reports that Assistant U.S. Attorney John Durham, assigned by Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate cases in which CIA interrogators may have gone beyond the "legalized" torture...

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Revenge of the Neocons

As much as Hope and Change defined Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, his success was a clear rebuke of the policies in the George W. Bush presidency. Bush's approval rating hung at 25 percent on the day...

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Torture Without Accountability

In the wake of 9/11, dozens of people were arbitrarily detained and tortured by the American government, sometimes with lethal consequences. These practices were not only grotesquely immoral but...

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Torture Report

Flickr/Shrieking Tree As Americans grapple with the tragic bombings in Boston on Monday and the U.S. government works to track down those responsible, a new report on detainee treatment after 9/11...

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Dick Cheney Still Thinks He Was a Character on "24"

One of these two is not a real person. Dick Cheney felt moved to write an entire book about the heart troubles he's had over the years, which I can understand. After all, we all find our particular...

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Don't Let the Bush Administration Off the Hook For Torture

There's a new report out today from McClatchey on the CIA's torture program based on that Intelligence Committee report. They got a closer look at it than journalists have before, so there are some...

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The New York Times Finally Comes Around on "Torture"

An enhanced interrogation chair from the Inquisition. (Flickr/Anguskirk) The New York Times has finally decided, only a decade or so too late, that it will now use the word "torture" to describe the...

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A Taxonomy of Torture Defenses

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Today, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a summary of its report on the CIA's use of torture during George W. Bush's administration (this is a 480-page version;...

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What You Really Need to Know About the Torture Report

CIA.gov This article was originally published by BillMoyers.com . O n Tuesday, amid much controversy and after a year of political combat between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA, a...

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Do Republicans Want to Bring Torture Back?

A medieval use of stress positions, an oldie but a goodie. (Flickr/Curious Expeditions) I'd like to follow up on a question I've raised yesterday and today over at the Post (see here and here )...

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Has the GOP Become the Pro-Torture Party?

If you'll permit me a momentary bit of crowing, I'd like to take some credit for what we learned from Dick Cheney's appearance on Meet the Press last Sunday. Not that we didn't already know about...

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More Disturbing Revelations About the CIA Torture Program

Wikimedia Commons The most important thing to read today is this extraordinary report from Matthew Cole of NBC News about one CIA officer, the agency's top expert on al-Qaeda, and her trail of...

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Torture Without Accountability

In the wake of 9/11, dozens of people were arbitrarily detained and tortured by the American government, sometimes with lethal consequences. These practices were not only grotesquely immoral but...

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Torture Report

Flickr/Shrieking Tree As Americans grapple with the tragic bombings in Boston on Monday and the U.S. government works to track down those responsible, a new report on detainee treatment after 9/11...

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