Tag Archives: Abu Ghraib

Apr 25, VCS Torture Lawsuit News: Pentagon to Release Hundreds of Torture Photographs

April 25, 2009 – The Pentagon, in response to a lawsuit, will end a Bush administration legal battle and release “hundreds” of photos showing abuse or alleged abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan by U.S. personnel, according to defense … Continue reading

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Apr 20: New York Times Editorial Calls for Impeachment of Judge Bybee – Author of Bush-Era Torture Memos

The Torturers’ Manifesto April 19, 2009 – To read the four newly released memos on prisoner interrogation written by George W. Bush’s Justice Department is to take a journey into depravity. Their language is the precise bureaucratese favored by dungeon … Continue reading

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Apr 6, VCS Weekly Update: VCS Supports ‘Truth Commission’ as Part of Ending Torture Era

Dear VCS Supporters: We have great news! Veterans for Common Sense plans to present our new web site to you later this month. We are also growing – VCS now has offices in both Washington, DC, and Austin, Texas. In … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: A Truth Commission for the Bush Era?

March 2, 2009 – A USA Today/Gallup poll in February found that 62 percent of Americans favor a criminal investigation or an independent panel to look into the use of torture, illegal wiretapping, and other alleged abuses of power by … Continue reading

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Senate Will Advance Torture Commission

February 24, 2009 – The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to move forward with a commission to investigate torture during the Bush administration. Committee Chairman Pat Leahy, D-Vt., told Salon Tuesday that his panel would soon announce a hearing to study … Continue reading

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Yes, Bush’s Torture Policies Resulted in Murder

February 11, 2009 – Newly declassified Defense Department documents describe a pattern of “abusive” behavior by U.S. military interrogators that directly led to the deaths of several suspected terrorists imprisoned at a detention center in Afghanistan in December 2002. The … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: Bush Rule was Eight Years of Madoff Ponzi Scams

January 11, 2009 – Three days after the world learned that $50 billion may have disappeared in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, The Times led its front page of Dec. 14 with the revelation of another $50 billion rip-off. This time … Continue reading

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Obama Picks a Conscience for the CIA

January 8, 2009 – At long last. Change we can believe in. In choosing Leon Panetta to take charge of the CIA, President-elect Barak Obama has shown he is determined to put an abrupt end to the lawlessness and deceit … Continue reading

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Dan Rather’s Lawsuit Against CBS News May Deal President Bush’s Legacy a New Blow

December 28, 2008, Los Angeles, California – As George W. Bush prepares to leave the White House, at least one unpleasant episode from his unpopular presidency is threatening to follow him into retirement. A $70m lawsuit filed by Dan Rather, … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: Cheney Throws Down Gauntlet, Defies Prosecution for War Crimes

December 19, 2008 – Dick Cheney has publicly confessed to ordering war crimes. Asked about waterboarding in an ABC News interview, Cheney replied, “I was aware of the program, certainly, and involved in helping get the process cleared.” He also … Continue reading

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