Tag Archives: Torturegate

Liz Cheney: one nasty piece of work…

Did you catch Liz Cheney’s act on Stephanopoulos on Sunday? Sorry to be slow on the uptake, but my Tivo failed and I just caught it last night. Watch if for yourself here and here. Spoiler alert: the Cheney apple … Continue reading

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The real reason for Operation Get Nancy

The goal of the GOP attacks on Nancy Pelosi, which have succeeded in leading the credulous media down a pointless path, is clear: to kill any real investigation into Bush-Cheney-era torture, because such an investigation would inevitably lead to the … Continue reading

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A media rarity: questioning torture for war

There are exactly FOUR TV/cable reporters covering the torture for war bombshell, and all four of them are on MSNBC: Here’s one of them: David Shuster: The others are Chris Matthews, who is interviewing former NBC investigative producer David Windrem … Continue reading

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The next time Dick Cheney does an interview…

I hope someone will ask him about the emerging evidence that despite his increasingly desperate attempts to shape history, the Bush-Cheney torture program was not about protecting Americans from an imminent “ticking time bomb” attack — but rather was a … Continue reading

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Time to throw out the 9/11 report?

Robert Windrem’s TDB report not only throws a bright light on Dick Cheney’s role in pushing for the waterboarding of detainees in order to make them confess to a fantasy link between Iraq and al-Qaida … which is bad enough. … Continue reading

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As Bush stays silent, the evidence against Dick Cheney mounts

I’ve often wondered, is George W. Bush really as dumb as he seems, or could he, behind the scenes, have figured out — eventually — that his vice president had hijacked his presidency. Assuming for the moment that he did … Continue reading

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Operation: Get Pelosi

Is it just me who is disturbed by “intelligence officials” who may or may not be partisan Republicans, or persons otherwise interested in forestalling a full investigation of torture during the Bush administration, leaking memos that are intended to implicate … Continue reading

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A presidential shift on torture?

CNN is reporting that President Obama today signaled a shift toward investigating former Bush administration officials on torture, saying now that he’s open to an investigation, so long as it’s done “in a bipartisan way.” So my question is, what … Continue reading

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The torture judge: Bybee lawyers up

Jay Bybee, the sitting federal judge whose previous occupation was crafting crude legal arguments that would allow CIA personnel to torture, including waterboarding two terrorism suspects up to 6 times a day … has hired a lawyer. And while we … Continue reading

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President Obama is still wrong on torture

The reiterations of the Obama policy on the Sunday shows this morning do not convince. On this one, the administration is dead wrong. Well, let me back up a bit. I suppose I can understand the practical reasons for granting … Continue reading

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