George W. Bush was all set to go and torture Switzerland with his views when several human rights groups spoke up, asking for him to be arrested and investigated on grounds that he propagated torture. No, not with his mispronunciations. They mean with his waterboarding tactics, for one thing.
Two days before the federal government filed charges against Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, New York State Senator Greg Ball jumped on news of the teenager's capture and recommended spicing up traditional due process. On Saturday, the lawmaker suggested that authorities torture Tsarnaev. ... More >>
Dick Cheney appeared on "Fox News Sunday" this morning and somewhat lavishly praised President Obama, and then the Fox News studio spontaneously burst into flames. "You've got to give him a lot of credit for making the decision to have SEAL Team 6 conduct the raid that got bin Laden," Cheney said ... More >>
Can you believe this shit is still news? The last pope got shot, and the next day even the Catholics were all talking about the Boston Celtics. Anyway, people who were upset that Susanna Maiolo knocked over Benedict XVI at Midnight Mass will be happy to learn she has been "taken to a mental inst ... More >>
The dog meat industry in South Korean has apparently long occupied a kind of gray area, in which dog is sold for human consumption, but is not subject to the same regulations as, say, the beef industry. This means not only that the quality of dog meat is not guaranteed (there has been a spate of rel ... More >>
"These are extraordinary times for our country," said the President at his press conference on the disposition of Guantanamo Bay detainees. "So there's no shortage of work to be done... But my single most important responsibility as President is to keep the American people safe." The best way to ... More >>
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Top Pentagon lawyer Alberto Mora risked his career arguing against Guantánamo abuses. Now hes an Obama man.
Whee! Cotton Candy and Torture!
Interrogators were told: 'If a detainee dies, you're doing it wrong.'
People around the world who arent our enemies now distrust us as allies
The many reasons this torture evidence was too hot to handle
Echoes of Watergate in the twilight of the Bush presidency
Still waiting for our representativesand presidential candidatesto address criminal U.S. kidnappings
A former light unto the world, We, the People, have been darkened by this administration
Leaked Red Cross report sets up Bush team for international war-crimes trial
These physicians have a strange way of preserving the American way of life
Prisoners and interrogators are both brutalized in a war that changes who we are.
From CIA secret prisons, 14 "high-level" terror suspects are at Gitmo. Where are all the others?
Boeing helps CIA fly kidnapped suspects abroad for torture
The Supreme Court ordered him to treat detainees as "civilized peoples" do. He refuses.
Harsh light from the Supreme Court on White House war crimes against detainees everywhere
The nimble former head of the National Security Agency soft-shoes his way to the CIA
The disappeared: Are they dead? Are they alive? Ask Congress. Ask the president.
If prez had line-item veto, pesky torture ban first to go
Not only our enemies around the world scoff when Bush speaks of human rights
Weak government, strong industry in the West Virginia disaster
Marchers against torture pledge five-day fast if denied entry
U.S. Senate proves as disdainful of the Constitution as George W. Bush. Be forewarned.
Allegations of torture, war crimes make Iraq campaign uglier yet
Italy's prime minister demands that the U.S. explain CIA criminality in his country
Circling the wagons around the defense secretary and his commander in chief
Flashback to Abu Ghraib, where a soldier's day only feels like a year
The president says he opposes torture; his leadership supports it. Who will prevail?
Are they dead? Are they alive? Where is the media? Does anybody out there care?
Bush's lawyers conclude the torture of prisoners is justified in war on terrorism
'We have daughters, husbands. For god's sake don't tell anyone.'
Canadian inquiry may reveal CIA secrets on outsourcing torture
Will the 'News' Revise Its Lynch Stories?
A New U.S. Threat to Human Rights