Saturday, April 19, 2008

Torture Question Hovers Over Chertoff

By Jason Leopold
April 20, 2008

John Yoo and some other Bush administration lawyers who built the legal framework for torture are now out of the U.S. government, but one still holds a Cabinet-level rank – Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

In the summer of 2002, Chertoff, then head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, offered assurances to the CIA that its interrogators would not face prosecution under anti-torture laws if they followed guidelines on aggressive techniques approved by the Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, where Yoo worked.

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1 comment:

Mr. D said...

I am a little behind on my reading and only got to this today.It is, and has been evident to me for years that from Bush on down through the chain,these people are guilty of war crimes.We have been lied to and deceived on every level in this bloody war on terror.The War President and his two minions,Karl Rove known as Bush's brain,and Vice President Dick Cheney,I guess he is Bush's balls,have had multiple meetings on the subject of torture.Condi Rice was there as was "The Donald" Rummy Rumsfeld. Colin Powelll was in attendance as was Attorney General Ashcroft.I haven't heard his name yet,but I suspect Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge was also there. And then you you have Michale "Skeletor" Chertoff weighing in on the infamous Yoo memo.They all told us that America doesn't torture and they were already torturing.This bloody band of criminals have violated the Geneva Convention and violated U.S. and international law without fear of recrimination thanks to the spineless acts of Nancy Pelosi and her cohorts in the congress.Bush and company may be gone soon but his acts of torture hang in the air like the stench of a dead animal.