Torture: The Bush Administration on Trial

By Andy Worthington   While Rodriguez — like John Yoo, Jay S. Bybee and senior Bush administration officials, up to and including the president — have never been criminally prosecuted, it is uncertain whether, overall, the apologists for torture are winning. Despite their protestations over the years, they have no proof that torture worked. :::::::: […]

Author of Torture Memos Admits Some Techniques Were Not Approved By DOJ

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Author of Torture Memos Admits Some Techniques Were Not Approved By DOJ

Thursday 15 July 2010 by: Jason Leopold, reprinted from (make sure to support TruthOut with a donation today) Jay Bybee, who as a senior Justice Department lawyer signed two memos in 2002 authorizing CIA interrogators to torture “war on terror” prisoners, told a congressional panel that more than a half dozen other brutal methods […]

Saturday, June 12 Radio Show-Malcolm Nance and Scott Horton

    Malcolm Nance (SERE Instructor) Segment 1 Segment 2 Segment 3 Scott Horton Listen Here Democracy Now segment with PHR from this show Listen Here ABCNews and Liz Cheney-Made ya look Listen Here Op-Ed on British Reaction to U.S. reaction to BP destruction Listen Here CSPAN audio of U.S. Helsinki Commission on torture from […]

Human Experimentation at the Heart of Bush Administration’s Torture Program

Reprinted with permission (and creative commons) from Don’t forget, it is very important to support independent journalist sites like by Jason Leopold – Sunday, June 6, 2010 High-value detainees captured during the Bush administration’s “war on terror,” who were subjected to brutal torture techniques, were used as “guinea pigs” to gauge the effectiveness […]

Tonight’s Show, Saturday, June 5, 2010

Prof. Amos Guiora, Dahr Jamail, Brig. Gen David Irvine, Larry Siems (ACLU), Coleen Rowley, Jess Levin (MediaMatters), and a audio from a reading of Rachel Corrie’s letters and Cindy Corrie. Segment One – Amos Guiora – The Bagram Habeas Decision: Bad Law, Bad Policy Listen Here Segment Two – Dahr Jamail / Brig Gen David […]

Saturday, May 15, 2010 show – 9pm EST

ANSWER coaliton SeizeBP campaign – Media Matters on BP/Halliburton spill and Andy Worthington Segment 1 – Matthew Alexander – How To Break A Terrorist Segment 2 – (note: there are portions of the audio which dropped out and were boosted from remaining low volume. They were included to retain as much of what Mr. Alexander […]

The Truth About Richard Bruce Cheney

(Thanks to our friends’ site: for heads up on this.  Thank you to Steve Clemons for allowing us reprint the full text with Col. Wilkerson’s and Steve Clemons’ express permission from The Washington Note.) This is a guest post exclusive to The Washington Note by Col. Lawrence B. Wilkerson, who is former chief of […]

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Seymour Hersh: The Bush Administration ran "Executive Assassination Ring"

Seymour Hersh is reporting that the Cheney Bush Administration were operating an “Executive Assassination Ring” under the “Joint Special Operations Command” which reported directly to the White House. Hersh is planning on writing an article on the revelation and spoke of it Tuesday night at the University of Minnesota. Hersh: Bush Admin Ran “Executive Assassination […]

Truth and Consequences hearing

On Wednesday, March 4, 2009, Patrick Leahy convened a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss the creation of a “Truth and Consequences Commission” to hear the abuses and remedies of the George Bush and Dick Cheney administration. Joining this panel were Thomas Pickering, Ret. Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, John Farmer, F.A.O. Schwarz, David […]

The Case for Prosecution of Dick Cheney, George Bush and Co.

There is rarely joy to be found in prosecution. This process of holding someone accountable is loaded with frustration from the get go. But without holding people accountable for their actions, we might as well scrap any pretense of justice or rule of law. In the past 8 years we have seen violations of the […]