First-hand account of a protest against John Yoo at Berkeley.
Accepting the “after 9/11 was extraordinary” argument for torture would then justify torture in any more dire situation — such as invasion by a foreign army or outright war. It would therefore justify torture (say) of US soldiers in Afghanistan
The NY Times reports on newly leaked emails from within the Department of Justice. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/07/us/politics/07lawyers.html?_r=1&hp Discussed further by Glenn Greenwald. http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/06/07/torture_memos/index.html These leaks further support and strengthen various arguments already made by those calling for accountability, including ourselves — and
Stanford Student Speaks Out On Confronting Rice http://cbs5.com/politics/condoleezza.rice.confronted.2.999686.html A follow up to their story from Thursday Stanford Student Confronts Rice On Interrogationshttp://cbs5.com/politics/condoleezza.rice.confronted.2.998771.html
Oh wow, I only got around to watching this video now, and from some of the comments I thought she must have been making some half-convincing arguments… nope! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijEED_iviTA&feature=channel_page Well, first we upgrade al Qaeda to tyrants, okay. Then one
This is reference material. I have gone through the two reports “OLC Opinions on the CIA Detention and Interrogation Program” , the timeline released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on April 22,http://intelligence.senate.gov/pdfs/olcopinion.pdf and “Inquiry into the Treatment of Detainees in
As Condoleezza Rice dined with students at Roble Hall, a Stanford undergraduate dormitory, I delivered this speech outside. Some students who heard it subsequently confronted Condoleezza Rice about torture. This confrontation was filmed and received widespread press coverage in the national media.
In Adopting Harsh Tactics, No Inquiry Into Their Past Usehttp://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/us/politics/22detain.html Report Gives New Detail on Approval of Brutal Techniqueshttp://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/us/politics/22report.html Obama Won’t Bar Inquiry, or Penalty, on Interrogationshttp://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/us/politics/22intel.html
Torture developments: Ex-Bush admin official: Many at Gitmo are innocenthttp://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ie2Gewi7L3__bSzBds095stmE88QD971FBSO1 Judge: Abu Ghraib detainees can sue Va. contractorhttp://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hXZlMqKrNDLSyKZOEj87zhuphgggD971AOG83 And also, new developments in the historical record regarding Guatemala in the 1980s. Recall that the Reagan administration engaged in multiple terrorist
http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/10154 This was a terrible fawning interview by Mr. Rose. I was not impressed. The only thing he appeared to push her on was whether or not to “talk to Iran”. This is the “debate” in US doctrine; what goes