The U.S. has become a country that supports torture, so the fight to stop the godmother of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program may be futile.
Gina Haspel—facing a firestorm over her role in torture—later was reassured by White House aides, two administration officials say. Her confirmation hearing opens Wednesday.
Jones—who became a target of the CIA because he searched for the truth—this week spoke out for the first time. He has been a key force in the disclosure of a scandal that one senator compared to Watergate.
There’s nothing like the heady combination of a “populist” Republican race for the presidency and a national hysteria over terrorism to make Americans want to reach for those “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
Health care professionals and human rights experts have blown the whistle on the American Psychological Association for providing the US with ethical and legal cover for torture of terrorism suspects .
A group of dissident psychologists say the professional academic organization provided legal and ethical cover to George W. Bush’s torture regime in the post-Sept. 11 war on terror.
News this holiday season of the hacking of Sony studios and new U.S. relations with Cuba "flushed" the bad news of the Senate's torture report from the public mind, Robert Hennelly writes at Salon.
The Bush administration and the CIA tortured al-Qaida suspects because they wanted evidence that linked Saddam Hussein to 9/11 and could be used to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Middle East expert Patrick Cockburn writes at The Independent.The Bush administration and the CIA tortured al-Qaida suspects because they wanted evidence that linked Saddam Hussein to 9/11 and could be used to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq, says Middle East expert Patrick Cockburn.
Mainstream coverage of US torture in general and of the new Senate report in particular rests on three false assumptions: 1 The most important question is whether torture “worked” 2 U torture ended when George W Bush left office 3 The only kind of torture that really “counts” happens in foreign war zones Let’s look at each of these in order.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, known as the mastermind of 9/11, has released a new manifesto and allegedly come into a new way of thinking and believing.