Category Archives: Torture

Physicians Group says Bush-Era Doctors Helped Perfect Torture Methods

Monday, June 7, 2010 This report is enough to make Dr. Joseph Mengele proud! Physicians for Human Rights, a prominent physicians group is alleging medical personnel were used to refine the effectiveness of waterboarding and other harsh torture techniques used … Continue reading

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Bush Torture Lawyers Cleared by Obama’s Justice Department

Saturday, February 20, 2010 President Obama’s Justice Department ruled Friday that the lawyers who authorized CIA interrogators to use illegal and unconstitutional waterboarding are not guilty of professional misconduct. However, the ruling did admit the lawyers showed “poor judgment.” Although … Continue reading

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The Washington Post Defends Torture

Sunday, August 30, 2009 Katherine Graham must be turning over in her grave. In a piece appearing on  Saturday, August 29, 2009, Washington Post writers Peter Finn, Joby Warrick and Julie Tate penned a chirpy missive enthusiastically defending torture as … Continue reading

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Defending Daddy

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, has made a career for herself defending her daddy against the growing of chorus of critics for his part in the unlawful and unconstitutional practice of enhanced, interrogation techniques, AKA, … Continue reading

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Obama’s Homeland Security Nominee Tied to CIA Torture Program

Thursday, June 4, 2009 DEVELOPING A Congressional aide says the Obama administration’s pick for a top intelligence post at the Homeland Security Department has ties to the CIA’s torture program. This could become an issue during Philip Mudd’s confirmation hearing, … Continue reading

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Cheney Personally Oversaw at Least Four Congressional Briefings on Torture Program

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 No wonder Cheney spends his post-vice presidential days on TV defending the actions of the previous administration. From the Washington Post: Former vice president Richard B. Cheney personally oversaw at least four briefings with senior members … Continue reading

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Nancy Pelosi’s Approval Rating Plummets

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Embattled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has approval ratings nearly as low as Newt Gingrich when he was the primary lightning rod in Congress, a new poll says. The CNN/Opinion Research Corp survey released this afternoon found … Continue reading

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Drip, Drip, Drip

Friday, May 15, 2009 People have longed to find the proverbial smoking gun linking former Vice President Dick Cheney and torture. It appears we have found it. CNN reports: The main purpose of the torture program the Bush administration authorized … Continue reading

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Cheney is Up to His Knees in Torture

Thursday, May 14, 2009 The Daily Beast reports: Former NBC News investigative producer Robert Windrem reports that the vice president’s office suggested waterboarding an Iraqi prisoner who was suspected of knowing about a relationship between al Qaeda and Saddam. Robert … Continue reading

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Obama Flip-Flops on Release of Gitmo Torture Photos

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 The more things “change” with the Obama administration, the more they remain the same. After initially promising to release hundreds of photos showing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan being abused by the U.S. military and CIA, … Continue reading

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Cheney Says Bush Authorized Torture

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 While yesterday’s mainstream media news cycle focused on such salient issues as Miss California and her crown, the Pope’s visit to Israel, and GM’s possible move out of Detroit, one historically important story went ignored. Former … Continue reading

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Lunatic Lieberman: “We ought to be able to waterboard”

Thursday, April 23, 2009 There’s so much to dislike about Sen. Joe Lieberman. Personally, I say his embrace of torture is the most offensive. Senate Democrats must stop kissing his ass all for the occasional support he lends to Democratic … Continue reading

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Obama DOJ Gives CIA Officials Who Engaged in Torture a Free Pass

Thursday, April 16, 2009 The Obama administration on Thursday informed CIA officials who engaged in such harsh interrogation tactics as waterboarding on terror suspects that they will not be prosecuted. From MSNBC: Even before President Barack Obama took office in … Continue reading

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Armitage: “I Should’ve Resigned”

Thursday, April 16, 2009 With the threat of criminal prosecution looming over him in Spain, in an interview to be aired on Thursday, former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, told Al Jazeera English that he “did not know torture … Continue reading

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Obama Signs Executive Order Closing GITMO

Thursday, January 22, 2009 President Barack Obama today delivered on his campaign promise and signed an executive order to close the torture facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, also known as GITMO. This action represents a clean break from the lawlessness … Continue reading

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Eric Holder: “Waterboarding is Torture”

Friday, January 16, 2009 In his Senate confirmation hearings to be President-elect Barack Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, stated unequivocally that waterboarding is torture. So, if confirmed, Holder will have no choice but to prosecute members of the Bush junta … Continue reading

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