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October 24, 2007
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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acknowledged today that the U.S. mishandled the case of a Canadian engineer who was seized by U.S. officials and taken to Syria to be tortured."We do not think...
October 24, 2007
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Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee ask Judge Mukasey to answer once and for all whether waterboarding is illegal.
October 23, 2007
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This piece in Slate takes on Judge Mukasey's defense of torture in last week's hearing, and looks at how the Bush Administration's commitment to "absolute secrecy" and "absolute power" has led to its...
October 23, 2007
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Last night, Charlie Rose asked CIA Director General Michael Hayden what "enhanced" interrogation techniques were. The transcript is available here -- the whole thing is worth reading if you missed...
October 22, 2007
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In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a former army interrogator explains that torture is not only wrong, it doesn't work.
October 19, 2007
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Yesterday’s testimony by Attorney General nominee Judge Michael Mukasey raises the disturbing possibility that the Bush Administration has a new litmus test for an Attorney General: to be the top law...
October 19, 2007
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Let me see if I've got this: the Bush Administration, having succeeded in muddying the waters about what the definition of torture is, now claims that the very lack of clarity it created is a reason...
October 19, 2007
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Here's the Boston Globe on Judge Mukasey's disappointing performace in front of the Judiciary Committee yesterday:AFTER REASSURING senators Wednesday that he would not take orders from political...
October 18, 2007
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In his confirmation hearing today, Judge Mukasey made several remarks that will give pause to those who want to bring an end to U.S. policies authorizing torture and cruel treatment. Most alarmingly...
October 18, 2007
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Here's how President Bush defined torture at yesterday's press conference.Q Thank you, sir. A simple question.THE PRESIDENT: Yes. It may require a simple answer.Q What's your definition of the word "...

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