Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Semantics of Bush's Torture Policy

By Jason Leopold
June 18, 2008

The Bush administration built a legal framework – relying on semantics and secrecy – to subject detainees at Guantanamo Bay to brutal interrogation techniques and then to hide the reality from human rights observers, according to internal government documents.

The documents, made public by the Senate Armed Services Committee, undercut assertions by President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other senior administration officials who have blamed cruel treatment of detainees on "a few bad apples" who acted on their own.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kucinin should take care of his congressional duties better. He has run and run for the presidency,wasting contributors'money,taling attacks on the person who has done a lot for America:some foreign policies have been very successful (Georgia,Eastern countries,South Asian countries,Asian countries (Clinton left the MESS as far as North Korea, in some African countries). Kucini is very naive,
shallow "politician"(?).Please DO
NOT WASTE Our tax money talking about Impeachment!Ask yourself Mr K, how many Congressional Investigations Committees on what issues and what are the RESULTS of those??? a very very few are good .
you receive the high salaries, just
find some issues beneficial to the welfare of the people

Jim Sanderson said...

Mr anonymous doesn't have a clue! Did you actually READ the article? Your just another brain washed moron who will just help the warmongers continue their quest to destroy America, the Constitution and all it stands for. No one is above the law! Can you even spell Constitution? People like you make me wonder how this great country has managed to stay great as long as it has. I truly hope that you are not the majority who will be going to the poles this November. If you ARE . . . We're really screwed!