Tag Archives: Abu Ghraib

Editorial Column: 8 Years on the Dark Side

December 20, 2008 – Vice President Dick Cheney said this week that he directly approved waterboarding to torture terror suspects. “I was aware of the program, certainly, and involved in helping get the process cleared,” Cheney told “ABC News.” Asked … Continue reading

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18 Killed in Iraq Attacks After Bush Visit

December 15, 2008, Mosul, Iraq – Seven members of a single family from the ancient Yazidi religious sect were gunned down in their home as violence killed 18 people in Iraq on Monday in the wake of US President George … Continue reading

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Senior Officials Authorized ‘Aggressive’ Interrogation

December 11, 2008 – Senior U.S. officials authorized the use of aggressive interrogation techniques resulting in the abuse of military detainees in U.S. custody, according to a report released by the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday. The authorization was … Continue reading

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Obama’s Human Rights Opportunity

December 10, 2008 – The advancement of human rights around the world was a cornerstone of foreign policy and U.S. leadership for decades, until the attacks on our country on Sept. 11, 2001. Since then, while Americans continue to espouse … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: Attorney General Mukasey Uses Infamous ‘Nixon Defense’ to Justify Torture and Domestic Spying

December 2, 2008 – When it comes to protecting George W. Bush and his administration, Attorney General Michael Mukasey is stretching legal arguments as far as his predecessor Alberto Gonzales ever did – now even invoking the “Nixon Defense” for … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: After the Torture Era

November 18, 2008 – “I have said repeatedly that I intend to close Guantanamo, and I will follow through on that. I have said repeatedly that America doesn’t torture, and I’m going to make sure that we don’t torture. Those … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: Never Forget How Bush Led US to Attack Iraq in 2003

November 17, 2008 –  When they say to you that “mistakes were made,” never believe that. Mistakes are always made, but mistakes did not lead us on the road to Baghdad. We were taken to Iraq by those who knew … Continue reading

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After the Imperial Presidency

November 7, 2008 – Ask a long-serving member of the United States Senate – like, say, Patrick Leahy of Vermont – to reflect on the Senate’s role in our constitutional government, and he will almost invariably tell you a story … Continue reading

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Profile of Seymour Hersh: An American Journalism Hero

He exposed the My Lai massacre, revealed Nixon’s secret bombing of Cambodia and has hounded Bush and Cheney over the abuse of prisoners in Abu Ghraib… No wonder the Republicans describe Seymour Hersh as ‘the closest thing American journalism has … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: The Republicans’ Dirty Secret…Torture

October 28, 2008 – So what will be left of the Republican Party after next week’s US election? The answer lies in the sands of Florida, where the sunshine-state Republicans have nominated an unrepentant torturer as their candidate for Congress. … Continue reading

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