Tag Archive for Torture

Should Obama Pardon Bush/Cheney for War Crimes?

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I posed this question on Facebook last week and my feed exploded, so why not here?  Shortly before President Bush was to step down from office in late 2008 early 2009, there was a subtle campaign by conservatives to have Bush pardon certain government officials for war crimes related to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, or something…

Sanchez addresses CIA Torture Report

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For a party represented by elephants (who never forget), Republicans can’t be excused for their failure to address torture during the War of Terror and in many cases, defending it as necessary and often referring to those opposed to torture as unpatriotic.  The New York Times summarized the report well and you can read what…

Did Bush Directly Authorize Torture? FBI Email Says Yes

The article below was posted on the Los Angeles based 501c3 group, The Public Record website today. An FBI email claims that “W” signed an executive order approving torture. This explosive bit of information should further heat up the debate over torture. See the actual email by clicking on the link below. I want to know if…

The Trial of John Yoo

I have just returned from a debate on presidential power at Chapman University Law School. In retrospect, the event should more properly have been called “The Trial of John Yoo.” And strikingly, it was Yoo who cast himself in the role of defendant. The debate was titled “Presidential Power and Success in Times of Crisis,”…

Yoo Don’t Want to Do This

Torture counsel John Yoo is now “teaches” at Chapman Law School.  I’m not going to take a soapbox and rail against Chapman Law School for employing him because Chapman is in the education business, and quite frankly, both students and faculty can be educated.  I know there are many at Chapman who work hard to…

Panties for Dana

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is obviously obsessed with panties.  How many times did he use the word while discussinig torture this week? 30? 40? 75?  As a public service, it’s time we round up as many pairs of panties as possible and present them to the good Congressman so he might work out his panties/torture fetish…

CA-46: “Crazy Dana” Jumps off the Deep End… Again!

“They seem like more like pranks, hazing pranks from some fraternity than some well-thought-out policy of how do you torture someone and get information from them. […] I will have to tell you, when most people hear the word “torture”, which has been bandied around here, I don’t believe that they think of it as…