Membranophonist + bush + torture   24

New C.I.A. Deputy Director, Gina Haspel, Had Leading Role in Torture - The New York Times
I'm guessing Trump heard that she tortured people and that was good enough for him.
CIA  Torture  Bush  Trump 
march 2018 by Membranophonist
Why the upcoming battle over the Senate torture report is such a big deal - The Washington Post
"The cynicism necessary to attempt to blame the blowback from their torture program on those who want it exposed is truly a wonder." The right has a bottomless well of cynicism.
Torture  CIA  Terrorism  Conservatives  Bush  Cheney  GOP  Republicans 
december 2014 by Membranophonist
Administration Reluctantly Moves Toward Revisiting Bush Anti-Terror Policies -
If we find out all about the immoral and illegal things that were done, we won't be able to do them anymore. Good argument, conservatives.
Torture  CIA  Bush  Cheney  Addington  Yoo  Surveillance 
july 2009 by Membranophonist
CIA Stance On Torture Tape Docs Suggests Obama's New Open Government Era Won't Materialize | TPMMuckraker
"…open-government advocates are reluctantly acknowledging that, despite Obama's campaign promises, his approach to secrecy on issues of national security will likely not depart significantly from that of George Bush."
Obama  Bush  Secrecy  CIA  Torture 
june 2009 by Membranophonist
Impeach Vice President Cheney. - By Bruce Fein - Slate Magazine
"Cheney is impeachable for his overweening power and his sneering contempt of the Constitution and the rule of law." Fein must be a dirty liberal who hates freedom and/or puppies.
Cheney  Bush  Constitution  Law  Torture  Impeachment  Conservatives 
august 2007 by Membranophonist
The Daily Dish: "Verschrfte Vernehmung"
"Enhanced interrogation techniques" such as sleep deprivation and cold soaking were used by the Nazis. They were deemed torture and punishable by death. The Bush administration has used the same term and techniques. But it's okay 'cause we're The Good Guy
Torture  Nazis  Bush  Rumsfeld  Cheney 
june 2007 by Membranophonist
Torture's Long Shadow
By Vladimir Bukovsky, "who spent nearly 12 years in Soviet prisons, labor camps and psychiatric hospitals for nonviolent human rights activities…" Torture is immoral and ineffective.
Bush  Torture  Morals  Law 
september 2006 by Membranophonist
Andrew Sullivan | The Daily Dish: Bush Fights On For "Waterboarding"
"What the Bush administration wants is to introduce vagueness to get away with exactly the same barabarism they have deploying illegally for the past five years. They must be stopped. And eventually, they must be prosecuted for war crimes." Agreed.
Conservatives  Torture  Bush  CIA  Law  Morality 
september 2006 by Membranophonist How Doctors Got Into the Torture Business -- Page 1
"After a while, you get numb reading these stories. They read like accounts of a South American dictatorship, not an American presidency."
Torture  Medicine  Rumsfeld  Bush 
june 2006 by Membranophonist
The Shadow War, In a Surprising New Light
Bush would be a comic figure if his decisions didn't result in the deaths of thousands.
Politics  Bush  Terrorism  Iraq  CIA  Intelligence  Journalism  Security  Torture 
june 2006 by Membranophonist
Bush challenges hundreds of laws - The Boston Globe
''This is an attempt by the president to have the final word on his own constitutional powers, which eliminates the checks and balances that keep the country a democracy."
Bush  Constitution  Law  Politics  Torture  Surveillance 
may 2006 by Membranophonist
White House Aims to Block Legislation on Detainees
"The Bush administration in recent days has been lobbying to block legislation supported by Republican senators that would bar the U.S. military from engaging in 'cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment' of detainees…" Torturific.
Politics  Bush  Torture  Rights  Law 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
The Talent Show: More Torture Memos
Frankly, I think Bush is jealous of Karimov: Uzbekistan is "a one party state without freedom of speech, without freedom of media, without freedom of movement, without freedom of assembly, without freedom of religion."
Politics  Bush  Uzbekistan  Torture 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Craig Murray - Secret memos, allegations, a sacking and a resignation - Timeline of Craig Murray's posting to Uzbekistan
As Britain's outspoken Ambassador to the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, Craig Murray helped expose vicious human rights abuses by the US-funded regime of Islam Karimov.
Politics  Bush  Dictatorship  Uzbekistan  Torture  Rights 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Cheney is vice president for torture
A former CIA director has exclusively told ITV News that torture is condoned and even approved by the Bush government.
Politics  Torture  CIA  Bush  Cheney 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Bush could bypass new torture ban - The Boston Globe
"When President Bush last week signed the bill outlawing the torture of detainees, he quietly reserved the right to bypass the law under his powers as commander in chief." If King George wants to attach electrodes to someone's nads, he can.
Politics  Bush  Torture  Law  Constitution 
january 2006 by Membranophonist

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