Torture and hypocrisy

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 end of the Golden Shield

The NY Times reports on newly leaked emails from within the Department of Justice. Discussed further by Glenn Greenwald. These leaks further support and strengthen various arguments already made by those calling for accountability, including ourselves — and

Jeremy and Reyna on CBS!

Stanford Student Speaks Out On Confronting Rice A follow up to their story from Thursday Stanford Student Confronts Rice On Interrogations

Rice's nonsense on torture

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! Well, first we upgrade al Qaeda to tyrants, okay. Then one

Rice references in recently released reports

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, and “Inquiry into the Treatment of Detainees in

Remarks at dinner

These are my prepared remarks, what I said was some approximation to these. Hi, I’m Dan. I’m a grad student here in the mathematics department. Thanks for coming. We are here today because we’re concerned. We’re here today to make

Articles about torture in today's NY Times

In Adopting Harsh Tactics, No Inquiry Into Their Past Use Report Gives New Detail on Approval of Brutal Techniques Obama Won’t Bar Inquiry, or Penalty, on Interrogations

Torture developments

Torture developments: Ex-Bush admin official: Many at Gitmo are innocent Judge: Abu Ghraib detainees can sue Va. contractor And also, new developments in the historical record regarding Guatemala in the 1980s. Recall that the Reagan administration engaged in multiple terrorist

Rose fawns 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