Covering Torture

Kate Klonick at TPMMuckraker comments on today’s Washington Post report on the latest torture memos to surface: Two memos sent by the White House authorizing the use of torture in CIA interrogations firmly tie the Bush administration to the controversial techniques used on detainees and investigated...

Detainee Being Held as “Enemy Combatant” in Floating Prison Is Losing His Sanity

Yesterday, matttbastard wrote an important piece about a federal judge’s decision ordering the Bush administration to immediately transfer to the United States and release 17 Chinese Uighur detainees who have been held illegally at Guantanamo for seven years. Now, Pamela Hess at the Associated Press...

Torture and Warrantless Surveillance Are the Same Issue

Via Glenn, the Washington Post has a write-up on Jane Mayer’s new book, The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on America’s Ideals. Here is what Mayer reveals in that book, which is due out this week: A CIA analyst warned the Bush administration in 2002 that...

“Constraint is Intolerable”

Andrew Bacevich, reviewing Jane Mayer’s new book The Dark Side: That fear should trump concern for due process and indeed justice qualifies as a recurring phenomenon in American history. In 1919, government-stoked paranoia about radicalism produced the Red Scare. After Pearl Harbor, hysteria mixed...

Wingnuts Want Addington in the Witness Protection Program After Delahunt Joke

The right’s hypocrisy is on display again in its unhinged reaction to Rep. Delahunt’s attempt at humor on the House floor today: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEDR7ghl7AU[/youtube] Here is what John Hinderaker had to say (emphasis mine): Today the Democrats on the House Judiciary...

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