Published on Monday, December 15, 2014 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer Former vice president of the United States Dick Cheney told NBC’s Chuck Todd on Sunday that he’d “do it again in a minute.” And what about President Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush? Said Cheney: “He authorized it. He Approved it.” “It would be comforting to […]
Published on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer In his first official remarks following Tuesday’s release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the torture program conducted by the CIA during the presidency of George W. Bush, President Barack Obama on Tuesday night indicated that the abuses detailed in the report […]
There is no compelling security reason to keep classified details about the CIA’s now-shuttered black prisons. The task force hopes their report will spur more government transparency on the treatment of detainees, starting with the release of the Senate investigation.
A nonpartisan group led by a former top Bush administration official concluded a two-year review on Tuesday that finds the former president and his top advisers knowingly ordered interrogation techniques that U.S. officials have previously referred to as torture.
Organized marches are underway in front of White House and Marine Brig in Quantico, Virginia in support of alleged whistleblower Bradley Manning. Early reports on Twitter indicate Capitol Police are keeping press away from the march at the White House.
US diplomatic cables show that President Barack Obama worked closely with GOP members of Congress to halt an investigation of torture and human rights violations by the Bush administration in Spain.