La torture et les États-Unis
Voici un compilation extrèmement choquante sur la pratique courante et systématique de la torture comme technique d'interrogation par les États-Unis. Cette pratique a été approuvé par les hauts échelons du régime Bush, avec en tête Bush lui-même, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney et Alberto Gonzales. Waterboarding, positions de stress, multitudes de sévices physiques, empêcher de dormir pendant des jours, déprivation sensorielle et isolation totale, chocs électriques, prisonniers battus et humiliés, dormir mouillé par des températures très froides, viol, torture d'enfants et de femmes, et j'en passe. La torture est même enseignée par différentes écoles militaires au É-U, dont une avec à sa tête lèancienne responsable des camps d'Abu Ghraib dans le temps où le scandale éclata en premier. Ils récompensent les meilleurs!
Complète déshumanisation et retour à une sombre forme de folie fachiste du temps des nazis, si ce n'est pire. C'est une honte, une horreur sans nom. Et nous ne sommes pas à l'abris de cette dangereuse dérape: rappelez-vous du cas de Maher Arar et des milliers d'autres innocents qui sont dans le réseau de prisons secrètes de la CIA dans le monde, depuis des années, et qui sont dans un trou noir où aucune loi ni droit n'existe. Ils ont disparu et ils sont devenu la propriété des É-U, qui se donne le droit de vie ou de mort sur chacun d'eux, comme dans le bon vieux temps féodaux du Moyen Âge.
Olbermann: Habeus Corpus
Dans un projet de loi préparé par l’administration Bush en réponse à la décision prise le mois dernier par
Selon des reportages parus dans la presse vendredi et s’appuyant sur des fuites provenant de gens ayant accès au projet de loi, la loi rendrait effectivement légal, avec des modifications mineures, l’usage de tribunaux militaires sous la forme ordonnée par Bush en 2001 et soumettrait pour la première fois, de même que des ressortissants étrangers, des citoyens américains à de telles procédures judiciaires sommaires.
Ces tribunaux, des commissions composées de personnel militaire actif et sous les ordres du président-chef des armées, auraient le pouvoir d’imposer la peine de mort, s’appuyant sur des dépositions secrètes au cours d’audiences dont les accusés pourraient être exclus chaque fois que les juges militaires décideraient que cela est « nécessaire pour protéger la sécurité nationale ».
Le Washington Post a écrit que le projet de loi avait initialement confirmé le décret présidentiel de 2001 limitant la juridiction des commissions militaires à des « combattants ennemis étrangers ». Cette ancienne formulation a été, selon ce journal, rejetée et remplacée par un texte donnant aux commissions l’autorité de juger quiconque serait « engagé dans des hostilités envers les Etats-Unis ou ses alliés » indépendamment de la nationalité.
Actuellement, Bush essaie d'obliger, y compris par le chantage, le Congres américain à voter une loi légalisant la torture et les tribunaux militaires d'exception, ainsi qu'une loi pour autoriser la surveillance rapprochée des citoyens américains, restreignant largement leurs libertés, sous prétexte d'assurer « leur sécurité » contre une « nouvelle attaque » (Par Qui ?). Il faut d'urgence un changement de régime à Washington ! Extraits de sa dernière conférence de presse au cours de laquelle il vante la torture, les tribunaux militaires d'exception et la surveillance renforcée des citoyens. Rebellion contre la torture et contre Bush.
Depuis le transfert à Guantánamo des premiers prisonniers venus d'Afghanistan, l'armée américaine a mis sur pied, en quelques années seulement, un réseau international de prisons de haute sécurité où elle détient, en dehors de tout cadre légal bien défini, quelque 14.000 personnes. Les révélations successives sur les tortures et les détentions arbitraires de longue durée ont déclenché de nombreuses dénonciations, notamment du secrétaire général de l'ONU Kofi Annan et de
Des dizaines de milliers d'individus sont passés par ce réseau de détention, l'immense majorité en Irak. Nombre d'entre eux racontent avoir été interrogés jour et nuit, relâchés des mois, voire des années plus tard sans une excuse, une compensation, ni même une information sur la raison de leur arrestation. Entre 70% et 90% des détentions en Irak en 2003 étaient des "erreurs", ont déclaré des officiers américains au Comité international de
This PDF file sets out in clear terms just what the Military Commissions Act has done to turn what was once a great Republic into the dictatorship Bush loves to joke about.
During water torture, the body and head of a victim are typically strapped to an inclined board with the head lower than the feet. The victim's jaws are forced open and a cloth is forced deep into the mouth and over the nose. Water is continuously poured over and into the cloth forcing the victim to stop breathing until forced to either swallow water and/or aspirate it into the lungs, triggering the gag reflex.
Water torture results in controlled drowning, the degree of which depends upon the ability of an individual to resist and the will of the torturer. The punishment ranges from psychological torment and physical suffocation to death. At the least, water torture represents a mock execution. The primeval fear of asphyxiation leads to overwhelming panic in even the most disciplined individuals who may be trained and psychologically conditioned to die rather than submit.
Water torture can lead to serious injury to the victim. A lack of oxygen can quickly result in permanent brain damage, and the aspiration of even small amounts of water can lead to lung disease, including pneumonia. Struggles by the victim against the restraints can produce severe sprains and broken bones. Significantly, the intense fear of imminent death and the victim's helplessness to prevent it produces devastating and long lasting psychological damage
The top legal adviser within the
"... even if it were applied by foreign intelligence services on US citizens."
"... even if it were applied by foreign intelligence services on US citizens."
"... even if it were applied by foreign intelligence services on US citizens."
On Friday's Countdown Keith Olbermann talked to Newsweek's Richard Wolfe and Former Nixon White House Counsel, John Dean, about Senators Feinstein and Schumer's inexcusable caving on President Bush's Attorney General nominee and an ABC News report that claims former acting Assistant Attorney General Daniel Levin was forced out of the DoJ when he declared waterboarding to be torture — after allowing himself to be waterboarded."
"On Friday's Countdown Keith Olbermann talked to Newsweek's Richard Wolfe and Former Nixon White House Counsel, John Dean, about Senators Feinstein and Schumer's inexcusable caving on President Bush's Attorney General nominee and an ABC News report that claims former acting Assistant Attorney General Daniel Levin was forced out of the DoJ when he declared waterboarding to be torture — after allowing himself to be waterboarded."
Ok folks, here's what this looks like and sounds like: any questions as to whether this is truly torture or not?
More than 100,000 pages of newly released government documents to demonstrate how US military interrogators "abused, tortured or killed" scores of prisoners rounded up since Sept. 11, 2001, including some who were not even expected of having terrorist ties, according to a just-published book.
Most of the documents on which Administration of Torture is based were obtained as a result of ongoing legal fights over a Freedom of Information Act request filed in October 2003 by the ACLU and other human rights and anti-war groups, the ACLU said in a news release.
So much for "we don't torture", as publicly stated by Bush a couple of weeks ago
Now, as horrific as this tape is, there is information that suggests waterboarding can actually go further. There is a version of this where the victim is strapped to a board that is actually tilted head down at about 30%. Far more water can be used, indeed to the point of completely filling the mouth, sinuses and trachea, but since gravity keeps the water from rushing up into the lungs, actual drowning is prevented, regardless of how close it feels.
This is what Mukasey says he doesn't think is torture.
Yoo's comments were made before the passage of the torture legislation last night. Up until that point Bush had merely cited his role as dictator-in-chief as carte-blanche excuse for ordering torture - now his regime have the audacity to openly put it in writing - going one step further than even the Nazis did.
Again, for those who are still deluded into thinking the extent of the "pressure" is loud music and cold water being thrown over Johnny Jihad in Ragheadistan, consider for a moment the fact that your own Congress and President who, according to the Constitution, are mandated to serve you, have just legalized abducting your kids from your home and electric shocking their genitals.
Now that the criminals have declared themselves outside of the law does that mean we'll see Bush barbecuing babies on the White House lawn? Of course not, but the policy of torturing children in front of their parents has already been signed off on by the Pentagon and enacted under the Copper Green program and it happened at Abu Ghraib.
Women who were arrested with their children were forced to watch their boys being sodomized with chemical glow sticks as the cameras rolled. Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh says that the U.S. government is still withholding the tapes because of the horror of the "soundtrack of the shrieking boys" and their mothers begging to be killed in favor of seeing their children raped and tortured.
Your government has just lobbied for and Congress has passed legislation to discard the
Bush himself has openly championed "tough interrogation methods" used in secret prisons, based on principles that he approved when Alberto Gonazales, John Yoo and other factotums in the poison kitchen cooked up the "legal briefs" and presidential directives that declared Bush above the law and greenlighted any form of torture that did not cause near-fatal physical damage to the victim. (Although the Bush memos did explicitly provide a giant loophole for any interrogator who got carried away and actually killed a chained, helpless prisoner, saying that if the torturer did not intend to kill the victim, why then, that's OK.) We know that Bush signed off on the Yoo vision of approved savagery just short of the point of death or permanent crippling, as well as the tyrannical notion that the president alone can determine what is legally torture and what is not. Thus, when Bush speaks of "tough interrogation methods" – which he and his minions adamantly refuse to reveal – yet insists that these methods "are entirely legal," we know the true parameters of these operations.
We have become what we used to despise: welcome to the
From almost the beginning of the war, it is now indisputable, the Bush administration made a strong and formative decision: in the absence of good intelligence on the Islamist terror threat after 9/11, it would do what no American administration had done before. It would torture detainees to get information.
The argument was that stripping a chained detainee naked, pouring water over him while keeping room temperatures cold enough to induce repeated episodes of dangerous hypothermia, was not “cruel, inhuman or degrading”. We have a log of such a technique being used at
So is “enhanced interrogation” torture? One way to answer this question is to examine history. The phrase has a lineage. Verschärfte Verneh-mung, enhanced or intensified interrogation, was the exact term innovated by the Gestapo to describe what became known as the “third degree”. It left no marks. It included hypothermia, stress positions and long-time sleep deprivation.
CIA acknowledges existence of presidential order authorizing it to detain, interrogate terror suspects overseas
"My proposal on torture is serious," Robinson wrote on a washingtonpost.com discussion board Sunday. "Let me know if you agree: Bush administration officials who claim the "harsh" interrogation techniques being used on terrorism suspects are not torture should have to undergo those same techniques. Personally. Repeatedly."
Any objections? Anyone? Hello
Robinson has a point. After all, this would be a good experiment to conclude whether or not the administration's policies mesh with their rhetoric, and would bring a lot of peace of mind for those of us who are worried that the
After all, If being waterboarded and/or having to sit naked for 3 days in a cold cell is fine with them, maybe we would need to reevaluate our revulsion to such practices.
But, of course, we know that President Bush, Alberto Gonzales and John Yoo, co-author of the "torture memos," would never take up such a bold proposition. They know exactly what these "harsh" treatment are: torture by another name. They would never submit to what the goat herder who got swept up in
Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on torture, said the
To anyone opposed to the government practice of snatching people off the street, erasing any record of their whereabouts, flying them off to a black hole in some human rights-violating netherworld, and subjecting them to sadistic torture techniques in the name of a "war on terror," the answer is painfully obvious. But in our enduringly surreal political era, the question cuts to the heart of the actual debates that are currently playing out on Capitol Hill.
Judge Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general ran into trouble Thursday when two top Senate Democrats said their votes hinge on whether he will say on the record that an interrogation technique that simulates drowning is torture.
Separately, a Democrat familiar with the panel's deliberations said Mukasey may not get the 10 committee votes his nomination needs to be reported to the Senate floor with a favorable recommendation unless he says, in effect, that waterboarding is torture. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in order to speak more freely.
Hey, I've got a great idea. Why doesn't the CIA fly Mukasey to one of their "black sites" where this is routine, and let him watch it, first hand.
I honestly don't believe he'll have trouble making up his mind, once he sees this up close and personal!
Daniel Levin is a dyed-in-the-wool conservative Republican. Now, recall Michael Mukasey’s suggestion that he didn’t know what waterboarding was. Levin took a logical approach: he decided to experience it firsthand. And he came to a conclusion that, in my mind, shows unacceptable flexibility in accepting the technique. But how did the Bush White House react to this? It was swift and simple: Levin was forced out of office.
And the world knows it, no matter how much Bush attempts to deny it.
During a Senate confirmation hearing earlier this month, attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey refused to address the legality of bringing a prisoner to near drowning to make him talk, drawing fire from opposition Democrats and human rights groups.
"If he is still unsure whether the horrific practice of waterboarding is illegal, then he shouldn't be confirmed," said Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth.
"The only reason to equivocate on waterboarding is to protect administration officials who authorized it from possible prosecution," he added.
This is precisely why Mukasey will be confirmed: to avoid the prosecution of the administration officials who authorized this, and to provide a slippery slope for the inclusion of more "enhanced interrogation procedures" which will again never be referred to as "torture" by this and future administrations.
The Bush administration has made the tortures used during the 'dark ages' in
Mukasey was confirmed late Thursday on a 53 to 40 vote in the Democrat-controlled senate, the lowest level of congressional support for any
That steady, mechanical "thumpa thumpa thumpa" sound you're hearing is that of this country's founding fathers turning over collectively in their graves.
ACLU learns of third 'secret' torture memo from Gonzales Justice Department
Legal papers filed in federal court Monday in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations disclose that the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) issued three secret memorandums relating to interrogation practices of detainees -- one more than has been publicly revealed.
"Those pictures from Abu Ghraib were sickening. They were sickening to Americans and they were sickening to people across the world." She points out that those who carried out the prison abuse are now serving jail sentences: "I would submit to you that not very many audiences around the world know that, because those pictures got front page news, but the prison sentence did not. That's an example of the fact that it's very challenging at a time of war, at a time of difficult decisions, to convey accurate information."
Memo to Karen Hughs: please, please stop drinking the koolaid.
Perhaps the most graceful thing you can do is to stop giving interviews, because the entire world knows when you are lying, and it's digging the reputation of this country even further into the ditch.
You recently gave an interview with BBC America's Matt Frei, and stated categorically that all those who had participated in the atrocities at Abu Ghraib had been punished.
There's a massive problem with that statement, Ms. Hughes, and you know it.
Colonel Barbara Fast, who was head of all military intelligence in
And where is she now?
She not only did not get punished for what happened under her watch: she got promoted.
She is now the commander of For Huachuca, where the military are taught torture interrogation techniques.
Many of the controversial interrogation tactics used against terror suspects in
In their resistance to the islanders' claims, Blair and the Foreign Office were clearly protecting the interests of their American allies, for whom the geopolitical importance of Diego Garcia as a strategic base had recently been augmented by its use, and the use of some of the ships moored there, as fabulously remote offshore prisons in which to hold and interrogate "high-value" al-Qaeda suspects.
Dictators do not appear overnight. They must gradually assume more and more power over time so that the population does not realize what is going on, or does not feel it is worthwhile to object.
But to maintain control, dictators "seduce" their population into greater and greater atrocities, over time. There is more than simply acclimating the population involved to the dictator's agenda. By tricking the population into acceptance of greater and greater atrocities, the dictator will eventually reach a position where the people will be too afraid to examine what they themselves have become. Trapped by the fear of examining themselves, such people turn into the most fanatical of the dictator's supporters. They dare not look at the dictator's evil for to do so is to look at their own. Once the dictator can trick his people past that point, they are his slaves. Hitler used this tactic. So did Stalin.
The people of the United States stand at that point right now. That the
Anyone who steps across that line is trapped. Unable to look at what they themselves have become they will refuse to look at what the government has become, indeed will create or accept any justification, no matter how thin and transparent, rather than question that government. And indeed this web site gets email from people who have already crossed that point, and are trying to explain why torture is really necessary "this time".
So, you are down to a choice. There is no more being neutral, or sitting on the fence. As Bush himself said, you are either with him or against him, and unless you are actively against him and his war machine, then he wins by default. Unless you stop them now, sooner or later, Bush and the NeoCons will succeed in turning this nation into the 21st century version of Nazi Germany, powered by fanatics so afraid to look in a mirror that they will inflict any pain on any people, rather than do so.
Time to decide.
An American former Navy soldier and private contractor imprisoned and tortured in Iraq by the U.S. military and falsely accused of "aiding terrorists" warns that our worst fears about Iraq have come true.
Those who tolerated the torture scandal because the
Today, Air Force Col. Morris Davis, formerly the lead prosecutor for terrorism trials at
This shows the detainee trials, complete with their kangaroo courts, for what they really are: a photo-op to justify what has been done with our tax dollars and in our names at Gitmo, and just in time for the the 2008 elections.
This has never been about "justice". It's all just about justification of what has been done to these people, many of whom were simply in the absolutely wrong place at the wrong time, and got literally sold to US agents in Iraq or Afghanistan for a bounty.
Great: now we can expect just this kind of abuse for any Americans captured.
And of course, to the best of my knowledge, none of Cheney's close family is in the military; therefore, he has no immediate worries about this happening to any of his family.
It's so annoying to read mainstream press articles where they dance around what the real issue is on "terror suspect interrogations." They use every euphemism in the book. Bush seeks "clarity" on interrogations. Bush wants "wider leeway" in interrogations. Bush wants "tougher interrogations."
Under the Constitution, the President must sign a bill within ten days of passage by Congress. If he fails to do so while Congress is in session, the bill becomes law automatically. But if Congress is in recess, the bill is automatically vetoed. Bush took longer than ten days to sign the Military Commissions Act. Under the Constitution, the bill had already defaulted to vetoed and is not a legal bill, even with Bush's signature.
Of course, nobody in DC has the balls to call him on it.
Writing for the
Obviously, someone tripped over something they weren't supposed to see.
Keep in mind that everything Nazi
The provisions are intended to protect CIA interrogators from being prosecuted for war crimes.
Soooooo, remember all those WW2 stories about how evil the Japanese and Germans were for torturing prisoners. Well, you can forget all about those, because now torture is COOL because the
The Founding Fathers would be SOOOOOOOO proud of what their nation has become.
John Pilger reports on new revelations that torturers in
Democracy Now - Editor's Note: This is an edited transcript of an interview between Amy Goodman and Alfred McCoy from Democracy Now!. It originally aired on February 17, and is available for download from DemocracyNow.org.
Amy Goodman: A new expose gives an account of the C.I.A.'s secret efforts to develop new forms of torture, spanning half a century. It reveals how the C.I.A. perfected its methods, distributing them across the world, from
The book is called "A Question of Torture: C.I.A. Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror," and we're joined by its author, Alfred McCoy, professor of history at the
Various reports have alleged physicians' complicity in the mistreatment of prisoners being held by the
If US physicians are educated about military medical ethics - especially the
Mengele would be proud of these people!
Unfortunately, Dr. Boyd's very idealistic premise that doctor education could turn the tide on the American torture scandal has missed a very important point: medical professionals who continue to collaborate in torture, and stay in places like Guantanamo, have a very specific reason for continuing to be a part of this process.
It gives them an enormous sense of power, protected and enhanced by their belief that by being torture enablers, they are truly doing something patriotic.
One has to remember the actions of Inquisitors of the Catholic Church.
They were taught to believe that by creating excruciating pain for their victims, (torture, leading to death) they were actually sending them to heaven, and preventing them from going to hell. So any possible gut-level guilt at the torture and destruction of a fellow human being became transmuted to satisfaction and pride in "Doing the Lord's Work".
There is very little difference here, except that the torture has become more sophisticated, thanks to the work of these "medical professionals".
More than 260 doctors from around the world have launched an unprecedented attack on the American medical establishment for its failure to condemn unethical practices by medical practitioners at the
They compare the actions of the military doctors, whom they accuse of being involved in the force-feeding of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and of turning a blind eye to evidence of torture in Iraq and elsewhere, to those of the South African security police involved in the death of the anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko 30 years ago.
Translation: the CIA is now completely above the law, and can do whatever it will with complete impunity, knowing it is unanswerable to anything but the executive branch of this government.
Most of the poems, including the lament by Al Hela which first sparked Falkoff's interest, are unlikely to ever see the light of day. Not content with imprisoning the authors, the Pentagon has refused to declassify many of their words, arguing that poetry "presents a special risk" to national security because of its "content and format". In a memo sent on September 18 2006, the team assigned to deal with communications between lawyers and their clients explains that they do not "maintain the requisite subject matter expertise" and says that poems "should continue to be considered presumptively classified".
Poetry now threatens
Terrorism suspect Jose Padilla, originally held as an enemy combatant, has asked a federal judge in
But under the recently signed Military Comissions Act, torture, when it has been deemed necessary by the executive against ANY American citizen is perfectly legal these days, and applies retroactively.
Since so much was happening this weekend politically, it was easy to miss one story by The Washington Post on Saturday, which covered the Justice Department's declaration that one of our detainees at Guantánamo is a human “state secret.” Meaning the very act of being a detainee had given the man “Top Secret” information which he’s not supposed to share—like with a lawyer. What do you know about our torture techniques and where our black sites are? Sorry, you weren’t supposed to know that, therefore no lawyer for you.
That’s right folks, Majid Khan, one of the detainees from the CIA “black sites” is not allowed to talk about his detention and (likely) torture because the lawyer he could speak to doesn’t have clearance to know about
An interrogator told Dilawar that he could see a doctor after they finished with him. When he was finally sent back to his cell, though, the guards were instructed only to chain the prisoner back to the ceiling.
Several hours passed before an emergency room doctor finally saw Dilawar. By then he was dead, his body beginning to stiffen.
This is the image
The camp commander said the two Saudis and a Yemeni were "committed" and had killed themselves in "an act of asymmetric warfare waged against us".
What kind of drugs are these bozos ON?!? I have never seen a more pathetic attempt at "blame the victim" than this desperate attempt to deflect attention from the conditions these men were being held in, and the dubious legalities of their confinement in the first place.
The sister of a
So am I, especially after that pathetic attempt to claim the suicides were an "attack" (see below).
"They just killed themselves to make us LOOK bad!" -- Official White Horse Souse
Prisoners held at the
Attorneys representing other prisoners say their clients kept in isolation are going insane.
What other outcome could you possibly expect, given the treatment these people have endured?
Some limitations have long been evident. The prisoners have no right to a lawyer, or to see evidence, or even to know the identity of their accusers. What has been less visible, however, is what many officials describe as a continuing shortage of information about many detainees, including some who have been held on sketchy or disputed intelligence.
"We have tried again and again to have a say in the process," said Barbara Olshansky, a lawyer who has coordinated much of the work of the detainee lawyers for the Center for Constitutional Rights. "But we learned pretty early on that these were kangaroo courts."
This lack of due process will find itself cascading into legal issues regarding every single citizen of this country very soon.
Well, folks, for those of you who just wouldn't believe that we're anything but the "good guys", it's official: the
ON MONDAY night (12/6), the ABC's
Moving quickly to implement the bill signed by President Bush this week that authorizes military trials of enemy combatants, the administration has formally notified the U.S. District Court here that it no longer has jurisdiction to consider hundreds of habeas corpus petitions filed by inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.
The checks and balances outlined in the American Constitution and Bill of Rights have been ripped to shreds right before our eyes: the country I thought I used to live in has stopped existing, except in name only.
The Bush administration has called for the respect of human rights in
Burma, a pretty safe piece of posturing, but it remains silent as ’s dictator, Gen. Hosni Mubarak , unleashes the largest crackdown on public opposition in over a decade. Our moral indignation over the shooting of monks masks the incestuous and growing alliance we have built in the so-called war on terror with some of the world’s most venal dictatorships. Egypt
Mubarak, who has ruled Egypt for 26 years and is grooming his son, Gamal, to succeed him, can torture and “disappear” dissidents—such as the Egyptian journalist Reda Hilal, who vanished four years ago—without American censure because he does the dirty work for us on those we “disappear.”
While the Democratic Congress has yet to begin a serious investigation into what many European legislators already know about American war crimes, a particularly telling report by the International Committee of the Red Cross has been leaked that would surely figure prominently in such a potential Nuremberg trial. The Red Cross itself is bound to public silence concerning the results of its human-rights probes of prisons around the world—or else governments wouldn't let them in.
But The New Yorker's Jane Mayer has sources who have seen accounts of the Red Cross interviews with inmates formerly held in CIA secret prisons. In "The Black Sites" (August 13, The New Yorker), Mayer also reveals the effect on our torturers of what they do—on the orders of the president—to "protect American values."
If we, the people, are ultimately condemned by a world court for our complicity and silence in these war crimes, we can always try to echo those Germans who claimed not to know what Hitler and his enforcers were doing. But in Nazi
We, however, have the right and the power to insist that Congress discover and reveal the details of the torture and other brutalities that the CIA has been inflicting in our name on terrorism suspects.
New Army documents released by the American Civil Liberties
Translation: the torture scandals go ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP of this government!
The President Of Hypocrisy
Keith Olbermann's, Countown Special Comment