Obama has authorized torture in the form of force feeding twice a day at Guantanamo. A judge has said it is a “painful, humiliating and degrading process” and wishes she has the power to stop it. She added the prisoners “set out in great details in (their) papers what appears to be a consensus that […]
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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 […]
From Steve Hynd at Newshoggers Crowley had called Mannings detention, naked and in solitary confinement, “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid”. Which it is. It’s also criminal. I will not be supporting Obama’s re-election bid. Ditto.
Wikileaks: US turned over captives to Iraqi torture squads. It’s just so much more moral and ethical when someone else attaches the electrodes to genitals. (As well as the extra bonus of all that plausible deniability.)
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 […]
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 […]
He’d been in jail for protesting where he was repeatedly raped and tortured. His father bailed him out. But they came back for him. He ran away, then jumped off a bridge. I just can’t get this out of my mind. While outsiders can’t do much inside Iran, we can keep an international focus on […]
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. […]
A Pew Foundation poll has found that the greater the frequency of church attendance by white evangelicals and Catholics, the higher their support for torture. It’s not the religious belief but the frequency of church attendance that is the primary factor. Seems counter intuitive, doesn’t it?
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 […]