Category Archives: torture prosecutions

Torture Investigation Is A Process

I’ve tried to explain this to many of my fellows on the left who, like me, are outraged by every fresh bit of information about torture: you cannot circumvent the process and go straight to the trial of Dick Cheney. … Continue reading

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Fear, Lies, and Torture

The head of Bush’s WMD terrorism unit is on HuffPo tonight warning us it’s too dangerous to prosecute torturers. Saying he is against torture and supported Obama, Charles Faddis says that “initiating this inquiry, directed as it is at serving … Continue reading

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(UPDATE) Once Again, Cheney Has Nothing To Say

For a couple of months, Dick Cheney wouldn’t shut up. My mother asked me yesterday what former Vice President Dick Cheney was trying to do with his new media blitz. Given how reticent Cheney was while in office, he can’t … Continue reading

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Chris Weigant Nails It

I was going to take a night off from blogging to work on a short story about zombies, but I can’t resist the temptation to post this link. Chris Weigant is a consistently insightful blogger, and his “Friday Talking Points” … Continue reading

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Letter to the Times Daily

To the Editor, Times Daily: Torture is a great way to get a confession. It is not a good way to get information. If the difference is unclear, consider the example of John McCain. The Vietnamese never gained valuable information … Continue reading

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The Torture of Rush Limbaugh

My latest short story, The Torture of Rush Limbaugh, is up. As always, I do not make a pretense of being ‘neutral’ when I write fiction. My stories always have an agenda and I freely admit it. My agenda with … Continue reading

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The Smoking Memo

From HuffPo tonight: Philip Zelikow, a longtime diplomat who worked as counselor to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and was the executive director of the 9/11 Commission, has been forthright in his opposition to the harsh interrogation techniques used … Continue reading

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Called It

After giving the world a weekend of Chavez handshakes, Obama deftly redirects the ‘pressure to prosecute’ straight towards Congress: WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama left the door open Tuesday to prosecuting Bush administration officials who devised the legal authority for … Continue reading

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Tortured Logic

From HuffPo: Cheney pointedly questioned the president’s leadership, criticized Obama’s overseas trips as “disturbing,” said his handshake with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez was “not helpful,” and strongly disagreed with the release of the torture memos. [...] Describing the Bush administration’s policy … Continue reading

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