Archive for the 'Torture' Category

Let’s Stop Apologizing for Music Torture at Gitmo

By Darren Garnick | Related entries in Guantanamo Bay, Kitchen Sink, Music, National Security, News, Torture

So, a pretentious group of musicians is upset that their music is being used to torment America’s most dangerous enemies? And now they want the U.S. government to release an official song list? I can’t imagine that such a document actually exists. Are we supposed to believe that CIA and Pentagon interrogators around the world […]

October 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 16 Comments »

McCain Puts The Lie To Torture…Again

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, History, Iraq, McCain, The War On Terrorism, Torture, War

” I think the interrogations were in violation of the Geneva Convention against torture that we ratified under President Reagan. I think that these interrogations, once publicized, helped al Qaeda recruit. I got that from an al Qaeda operative in a prison camp in Iraq who told me that. I think that the ability of […]

August 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 22 Comments »

Torture Works? Again, No.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, History, The War On Terrorism, Torture

Everybody’s abuzz about the new Wash Post story today that starts off with the idea that Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) was turned into some type of “terrorist professor” because he was waterboarded. And away we go… The debate over the effectiveness of subjecting detainees to psychological and physical pressure is in some ways irresolvable, because […]

August 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Yes, Extraordinary Rendition To Continue Under Obama

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Military, Obama, The War On Terrorism, Torture, Transparency

But they promise that detainees won’t be abused. More on why I think that’s nonsense later on in the post. But first, more from NY Times: The announcement, by President Obama’s Interrogation and Transfer Policy Task Force, seemed intended in part to offset the impact of the release on Monday of a long-withheld report by […]

August 25th, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Interrorgation

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Guantanamo Bay, Political Graffiti, Terrorism, Torture

npr link to music torture… Tweet

May 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Hannity Tells Waterboarded Shock Jock It’s Still Not Torture

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Partisan Hacks, Torture, Video

If Hannity can’t admit that something is torture after having a friend undergo the technique and claim emphatically that it is, what else to say except it’s high time he makes good on his promise and goes through the process himself. By the way, most of you know I don’t make it a habit to […]

May 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 24 Comments »

Shock Jock Waterboarded. Now Believes It’s Torture.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media, Torture

Eric “Mancow” Muller is a fairly popular conservative/libertarian morning talk show host, and he didn’t think waterboarding was torture. It took 6 seconds for him to change his mind: Witnesses said Muller thrashed on the table, and even instantly threw the toy cow he was holding as his emergency tool to signify when he wanted […]

May 22nd, 2009 | Permalink| 56 Comments »

ANP Report (VIDEO): Sen. Lindsey Graham Debates Himself on Detainee Torture

By American News Project | Related entries in Bush, Civil Liberties, Congress, Guantanamo Bay, News, Politics, South Carolina, The War On Terrorism, Torture, Transparency, War

2008 Senator Lindsey Graham seems to disagree with 2009 Lindsey Graham. This is Mike Fritz and David Murdock from ANP. Senator Lindsey Graham was a passionate critic of the Bush Justice attorneys during this past summer’s Armed Services Committee hearings on interrogation. Lately, however, Graham seems to have had second thoughts on the matter. At […]

May 20th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

“If Waterboarding Is Okay, Then Why Don’t We Let Our Police Do It?”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Torture, Video

Jesse Ventura on The View recently… By the way, I don’t agree with Hasselbeck being called a “right wing idiot” on the title of this video, but I can’t take it off and I think the point is valid enough to post. Tweet

May 18th, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Pelosi Claims CIA Deceived Her on Waterboarding

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Democrats, Pelosi, Torture

When it comes to waterboarding, the question now surrounding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is what did she know and when did she know it. Today, Pelosi claimed what she knew, at least at first, was a lie. [T]he House’s top Democrat, speaking at a news conference in the Capitol, was unequivocal about a CIA briefing […]

May 14th, 2009 | Permalink| 13 Comments »