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It’s official. The US tortures

It wasn’t “enhanced interrogation” that Dubya ordered. It was torture. An independent, nonpartisan committee says ““it is indisputable that the United States engaged in the practice of torture” If Republican former congressman Asa Hutchinson, recently in the news for spearheading the NRA’s push for more guns in schools, stands up and tells you that the […]

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Obama backstabs DADT again. Gay marriage too.

And apparently he’s a-ok with torture too, with policies no different from Bush and Ashcroft. For civil libertarians, President Obama now ranks with one of the worst presidents in our history and virtually indistinguishable in these cases from his predecessor. For all of those Democrats in Congress begging for support, I will simply add that […]

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Birds of a feather, Pinochet and Ashcroft

A Chilean court has issued 129 arrest warrants for those involved in murder and torture for the Pinochet dictatorship and a US court just ruled that Former Atty General John Ashcroft can be sued for his role in illegal detentions. From Marc Cooper (who was a translator for the Allende government and barely escaped with […]

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Another reason not to visit United Arab Emirates

A wealthy Gulf prince has been torturing those who displease him. We’re talking serious, bone-breaking torture. And he he may have done it to at least 25 people. Authorities say they’re investigating. Right. UAE is a medieval dictatorship surrounded by a shell of modernism and, oh yes, it’s a world haven for money laundering too. […]

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Obama admission of “torture” may force inquiry

I have to admit that my legal ears perked up when Obama said during his press conference last night that in fact waterboarding is torture, and our government did waterboard. He was per se admitting, as the president of the United States, that our country committed torture. I started to wonder if legally he might […]

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