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.
WASHINGTON — The American people have heard President Bush and his spokespersons say many times that the U.S. government does not engage in torture.
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.
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 […]
WASHINGTON — Thank goodness for whistle blowers, those public servants who think Americans should know the harm that is being inflicted in our name.
WASHINGTON — Presidential candidate John McCain is adamantly against the use of torture in interrogating terrorist suspects, but some of his Republican rivals seem to think it’s okay to stop just short of it.
WASHINGTON — President Bush on Tuesday signed the law that legalizes the administration’s shameful treatment of detainees suspected of terrorism.