Tag Archive for Torture

Bush should go to the Olympics in China, he’ll fit right in.

An April 12th, while the media was obsessing over whether or not Barack Obama dissed rural voters, the Bush administration released a secret memo authored by the Department of Justice (DOJ) asserting that President Bush has unlimited power to order brutal interrogations to extract information from detainees was declassified today as a result of an American…

Galisky altered memos to the Grand Jury. Why?

A good update to the release of the Grand Jury transcripts on the Chamberlain murder investigation is over at Total Buzz by Peggy Lowe. The night that John Chamberlain’s bloodied body was found on the floor of an Orange County jail – his skull bashed in and misshapen from a beating – Undersheriff JoAnn Galisky…

Yoo’s Torture Memo: Executive Authority is Absolute

A while back, we were able to get State Rep. Chuck DeVore to admit he saw nothing wrong with the US using waterboarding as a form of interrogation even though this country prosecuted Japanese officers for waterboarding American POWs. Last night’s Keith Olbermann program examined a torture memo written by Justice Department lawyer John Yoo.…

McCain’s Guantanamo Problem

The New York Times had an interesting story yesterday that question’s Senator John McCain’s eligibility to even be a candidate for president. McCain was not born in this country. He was born on a military base in the Panama Canal zone to an American military father and mother. And there’s considerable legal grounding that military…

Taxi to the Dark Side

I’m sure that a lot of right wingers cheered when Michael Moore’s “Sicko” didn’t win the Oscar for Best Documentary.  What they might not have realized is that the winner, “Taxi to the Dark Side,” might be more damaging to their pro-torture arguments. Here’s the trailer:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX0MPcN08Zc  

Senate Bans Torture Including Waterboarding; McCain Voted Against It

You’d think someone like John McCain, who underway years of brutal torture by his captors in North Vietnam, would understand how cruel and inhumane the practice of torture is.  The US Senate, with a 51-45 vote, has banned the CIA from using Torture and Waterboarding, when interrogating terrorist suspects.  Senator McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential…

A Waterboarding Demonstration

Since posting on the White House’s decision that Waterboarding was legal, some of the President’s fans are defending the practice.  I found this demonstration on YouTube with an interview from the person who volunteered for it.  Worth watching. [youtube]sS4sGYmzCuA[/youtube]