The CIA Won’t Let Senate Report Settle ‘Debate’ on Whether Torture Led to Bin Laden

By: Monday March 31, 2014 11:41 am

While it has been known for well over a year that a study conducted by the Senate intelligence committee into CIA’s use of torture would conclude that torture had not provided information, which ultimately led to the killing of Osama bin Laden, there is now further confirmation. The Associated Press acknowledges that the “most high-profile [...]

The Bodies of War That Iraq War Architects Dare Not Acknowledge or Confront

By: Friday March 22, 2013 1:23 pm

Tomas Young, a veteran of the Iraq War whose story was presented in the 2007 documentary, Body of War, appeared on “Democracy Now!” on March 21. The dying soldier read his moving letter to President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and all the other war criminals that sent him and tens of thousands [...]

Not a Failure: Iraq War Was a Premeditated Crime and Iraqis Still Deserve Truth and Justice

By: Tuesday March 19, 2013 8:15 pm

“The moment of truth has arrived and military operations to disarm Iraq have begun,” Secretary of State Colin Powell declared in a US State Embassy cable sent out to all diplomatic and consular posts on March 20, 2003 and published by WikiLeaks. “More than 30 nations have joined with the United States to free the [...]

MSNBC’s ‘Hubris’ Documentary: Overlooking the Role of Media in Selling the Iraq War

By: Tuesday February 19, 2013 2:24 pm

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy A documentary, “Hubris: Selling the Iraq War,” aired on MSNBC to mark the tenth-anniversary of the selling of the Iraq War by President George W. Bush’s administration. For someone unaware of the extent to which President Bush and neoconservatives in his administration went [...]

The Perpetual War on Terrorism Ensures Presidents Will Be Increasingly Worse on Civil Liberties

By: Tuesday February 12, 2013 11:39 am

A poll by the The Hill has found that a majority of “likely voters” think President Barack Obama has been the same or worse than Bush when it comes to “balancing national security with protecting civil liberties.” The results from 1,000 “likely voters” showed 37% considered Obama to have been worse. Fifteen percent said he [...]

The Only CIA Officer Scheduled to Go to Jail Over Torture Never Tortured Anybody

By: Sunday January 6, 2013 10:52 am

Reporter for the New York Times, Scott Shane, wrote a feature story on the case of former CIA agent John Kiriakou, who is the first from the agency to face jail time for a classified leak. He is to be sentenced to 30 months of jail on January 25. Kiriakou pled guilty to the charge [...]

Five Stages of Impunity for Torture

By: Saturday September 22, 2012 12:33 pm

One hallmark of the administration of President Barack Obama has been the commitment of the administration to move forward and not look back—to, as a Democratic Party operative only concerned with election results might say, not re-litigate the eight years of the administration of George W. Bush. This means no accountability for those responsible for [...]

More Killing in Obama’s ‘War on Terror’ Than Bush’s ‘War’

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 12:42 pm

Michael Hayden, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director under President George W. Bush, delivered a speech yesterday where he outlined the ways that President Barack Obama has managed a “practical consensus,” which has fostered “powerful continuity between two vastly different presidents”—himself and his predecessor, Bush. At the University of Michigan last Friday, according to Wired, [...]

Secret Service Agents Granted Immunity in Free Speech Case

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 8:44 am

A man who confronted then-Vice President Dick Cheney over the Iraq War and was arrested by Secret Service agents for “assaulting” Cheney had his appeal to the Supreme Court unanimously rejected. The man, Steve Howards, had filed a lawsuit asserting the agents had violated his First Amendment right to free speech by arresting him for [...]

Torture Decriminalized: How the State Department Provides Space for the Culpables’ Book Tours

By: Wednesday August 31, 2011 12:24 pm

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (photo: marcn) Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who should be investigated and tried for war crimes that include but are not limited to torture and abuse of detainees, has mounted a tour to publicize his memoir In My Time. Waterboarding has historically been considered torture and a war crime yet [...]

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