I've always credited John McCain's primary campaign for the 2000 presidential election as the entity that sucked me into the political realm. Prior to that I had only been a middle school kid with a geek's interest in history and a largely … [Read more...]
The actual purpose of the Bush torture policies
Jessen's notes, prepared for an Air Force survival training course that he later "reverse engineered" when he helped design the Bush administration's torture program, however, go into far greater detail than the Armed Services Committee's … [Read more...]
Bradley Manning – Hero or Traitor?
There is a Bradley Manning Support Website which has videos, links to news coverage, and more. There is also a Congressman from my home state of Michigan calling for Bradley Manning's execution Who is Bradley Manning? It appears … [Read more...]
Feds to Probe Canton Torture Chamber
For those who might have seen the movie or read the book "A Clockwork Orange", the principle underlying the Rotenberg Center is almost exactly the same as that which was behind fictional Alexander DeLarge's treatment. The only difference is … [Read more...]
Underpants bomber cooperating – no waterboarding required!
A popular right-wing meme is that you can only get useful information out of alleged terrorists by torturing them. Oh, what's that, Scott? Waterboarding isn't torture? All right, then -- by using "enhanced interrogation … [Read more...]
Scott Brown’s manly pose on prosecution and torture
This is the latest edition of Scott WRONG Brown.Brown, 1/11/10“To think we’d give people who want to kill us constitutional rights and lawyer them up at our expense, instead of treating them as enemy combatants to get as much … [Read more...]
Scott Brown, Civil Liberties, and ACLU conference
Scott Brown did not respond to the ACLU's Senate candidate survey on civil liberties last year, but statements like the one above give cause for concern. On the other hand, Brown proposed legislation at the State House to prohibit the … [Read more...]
This may be the closest we come.
Last night's season premiere of Law & Order had the DA's office attempting to prosecute Bush administration officials for torture. It reruns tonight at 8:00 on NBC. Now if only we could bring this into the real world … [Read more...]
What was that all about?
I've been thinking a bit about the recent terror raid in New York City. Obviously it's difficult to form a good opinion or talk too much about this episode because of the limited information we have, but I thought I'd try to post on it … [Read more...]
Accountability for Torture, Part Two
It's a major news day here at the ACLU of Massachusetts - we just found out that Attorney General Eric Holder going to go forward with the previously reported CIA prisoner abuse cases, and he's already appointed a prosecutor. John Durham, a … [Read more...]
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