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Category Archive for 'War Crimes'

Holy torture

Conservative Christians are invoking their God-given right to support torture. Somehow, this does not surprise me. After all, conservatives are people who like to ignore the transcendental and instead refer to the Bible as a cosmic penal code. The Catholic Church has an unfortunate history in these matters (as do the Protestants) but I don’t […]

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If half the people are this fucking immoral: Just over half of Americans say they believe the interrogation methods the CIA used against terrorism suspects in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were justified, polling data released Monday showed. About 30% said they believed the tactics were unjustified, and the remaining 20% said […]

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Jake Tapper shows occasional signs of actually doing his job: Former CIA director Michael Hayden on Thursday defended the agency’s use of rectal rehydration, calling it a “medical procedure.” The back and forth with CNN’s Jake Tapper was in reference to the Senate’s report released this week that describes interrogation techniques the CIA employed in […]

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So you have to figure we have a one out of four chance at guessing, right? WASHINGTON — For several months before the Senate Intelligence Committeereleased a summary of its controversial report on the CIA’s torture program on Tuesday, Senate Democrats were locked in a well-publicized battle with the executive branch over whether to redact […]

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They need to go to jail

I don’t quote him often, but when I do, it’s a doozy. Andrew Sullivan: This is evidence that Obama’s weakness and vacillation on the question of torture has done great damage. Hayden is using the Obama DOJ’s own white-washing report to minimize the war crimes in the Senate report. One of the ironies in this, […]

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John McCain

The only Republican I know of who came out against torture yesterday. Think about that: The release of a Senate report on the CIA’s former interrogation program brought both political division and shock on Tuesday. While the shock was more universal, the division fell mostly along partisan lines with one notable exception: Senator John McCain. […]

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Torture report

The word “rectal” appears 48 times. Anal “rehydration,” anal “feeding” that consisted of putting the guy’s dinner in a blender and shoving it up his rectum. Page 50: “This group of officers included individuals who, among other issues, had engaged in inappropriate detainee interrogations, had workplace anger management issues, and had reportedly admitted to sexual […]

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What do you expect her to say? She was Bush’s press secretary, she’s a true believer. She LOVES torture! Bookmark It

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Oh sure, we all remember this. I think that’s why I got wiretapped by the Bushies — I was interviewed in the Philadelphia Inquirer right before the war started, and I called Bush et al “war criminals”. I know that doesn’t sound so unusual now, but most people were cowed into silence and saying things […]

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