2024-06-16 11:19 PM

Nicholas F. Benton: The 2002 Taft Memo on Torture

President Obama has not ruled out potential criminal prosecution of former high-level Bush administration officials if the attorney general establishes that laws were broken in the sanctioning and ordering of water boarding and other forms of torture.

Helen Thomas: Bush Legacy Already Established

WASHINGTON — President Bush should stop worrying about his legacy. It's already established. By his deeds you shall know him; preemptive war, torture and wiretapping, for starters.

Jim Moran’s News Commentary

According to international law, torture is defined as "any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person in order to obtain information or a confession.”  Normally, we think that such activities only exist under oppressive regimes like North Korea.  But as the recent example of CIA […]

Helen Thomas: A Sad Day For America

WASHINGTON — President Bush on Tuesday signed the law that legalizes the administration’s shameful treatment of detainees suspected of terrorism.