Posts Tagged ‘Torture’

The Torture Candidates

Filed under: Republicans | Torture — by Will Kirkland 11/15/2011 @ 12:22:07 PM
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The signs of intelligent life in the Republican universe are not overwhelming.  At the recent debate several proudly stood up for torture, one would neither stand up nor condemn.  Two … [Keep reading >>]

Torture on Trial

Filed under: Torture — by Will Kirkland 05/9/2011 @ 7:40:56 PM
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Hey, Our “Harsh Interrogations” Were the Key!

Filed under: Torture — by Will Kirkland 05/4/2011 @ 8:47:28 AM
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So the right wing rats are flooding back on the good ship USS Torture.  That’s what got the bastard!  [Ten years later.  We can only wait for some numbskull to ... [Keep reading >>]

Nope. It Wasn’t Torture that Got the Leads.

Filed under: Torture — by Will Kirkland 05/3/2011 @ 1:17:34 PM
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More and more evidence suggests a key piece of intelligence — the first link in the chain of information that led U.S. intelligence officials to Osama bin Laden — was … [Keep reading >>]

Bush Hounded from Switzerland

Filed under: Bush Administration | Torture — by Will Kirkland 02/5/2011 @ 10:18:42 AM
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From Rawstory/Reuters

Former U.S. President George W. Bush, under fire from human rights group over allegations of ordering torture, has canceled a visit to Switzerland where he was to address a … [Keep reading >>]

Lithuanian Black CIA Site: Investigation Needs to Re-Open

Filed under: Torture — by Will Kirkland 01/20/2011 @ 4:17:44 PM
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“Human rights groups have called on Lithuanian prosecutors to reopen a criminal probe into a secret CIA detention centre set up in the country, and a top national security lawmaker … [Keep reading >>]

Torture? The Lawyer Said it was Legal!

Filed under: Action! | Books | Bush Administration — by Ruth Friend 11/19/2010 @ 4:33:36 PM
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This piece in TruthOut is worth revisiting given GW Bush’s new book “Decision Points”.  With links to the original story by Jason Leopold on the investigative work he did on … [Keep reading >>]

W Stands for Waterboarding Damn Right!

Filed under: Bush Administration | Torture | War — by Will Kirkland 11/5/2010 @ 12:00:56 PM
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Former President George W. Bush admitted in his memoir that he ordered the CIA to torture. The former U.S.president now aims to increase his revenues from his memoir … [Keep reading >>]

Torture Is An Abomination (and a Crime,) Not a Presidential Perogative

Filed under: Law | Torture — by Will Kirkland 09/9/2010 @ 3:23:56 PM
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The NY Times led their editorial page with a gentlemanly reproof  [unlike yours truly] of the 9th Circuit’s ruling against a law-suit by five men who claimed they were taken … [Keep reading >>]

Federal Appeals Court: Torture Revelations in Court Will Harm National Security

Filed under: Torture — by Will Kirkland 09/8/2010 @ 7:50:22 PM

In a sickening display of Judicial cowardice the 9th Circuit [San Francisco] Federal Appeals court dismissed a lawsuit against Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc [a Boeing subsidiary] for transporting prisoners, clandestinely, to … [Keep reading >>]

War Crimes The Movie

Filed under: Movies | Torture — by Will Kirkland 08/15/2010 @ 7:44:10 PM
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This will seem an odd post for this site, but bear with me.

Our Netflix list is over 100 movies long and is heavily weighted to American classics from the … [Keep reading >>]

Bush On Waterboarding: Yeah, we did it

Filed under: Bush Administration | Torture | War — by Will Kirkland 06/3/2010 @ 8:22:39 PM
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Proud torturer in Chief…
“Yeah, we water-boarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,” Bush said of the terrorist who master-minded the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. He said that event … [Keep reading >>]

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