SOURCE: National Security Archives
The CIA director described extended sessions of physical violence and waterboarding.
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by John Prados
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SOURCE: McClatchy DC
John Rizzo, a former CIA general counsel, says Bush's claim that he was informed about waterboarding from the first is not true.
by Nick Turse
Originally posted on TomDispatch.com
SOURCE: Guardian (UK)
Evidence that the British army subjected prisoners in Northern Ireland to waterboarding during interrogations in the 1970s is emerging after one of the alleged victims launched an appeal against his conviction for murder.
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SOURCE: Japan Focus
"If you look at the history of the use of that technique used by the Khmer Rouge, used in the inquisition, used by the Japanese and prosecuted by us as war crimes, we prosecuted our own soldiers in Vietnam, I agree with you, Mr. Chairman, waterboarding is torture."
by William Loren Katz
Attorney General Michael Mukasey, this country's chief legal officer, discussed the torture known as water boarding Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
SOURCE: Sightings, the newsletter of the Martin Marty Center at the University of Chicago Divinity School.
Religious practices have often been tied to violence and torture, but this connection is often hidden within public discourse. That is the situation now in the United States with the debate about waterboarding, the religious meanings of which have yet to be articulated and explored.
SOURCE: Commentary blog
Whatever you think of waterboarding and the like, there is another side to this issue which isn’t getting much attention, one that involves the actions of our allies.
by William Loren Katz
Some high U.S. officials claim not be aware of it, and Judge Michael Mukasey, the President's choice for attorney general, prefers to equivocate, but water boarding has long been a form of torture that causes excruciating pain.
The surprisingly contentious confirmation process of Michael Mukasey, President Bush's pick for attorney general, has come down to one issue: waterboarding. Mukasey has called waterboarding personally "repugnant," but said he did not know enough about how it has been used to define it as torture.
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