The banality of Bush White House evil

April 27, 2009

Five years after the Abu Ghraib revelations, we must acknowledge that the US government methodically authorised torture and lied about it, writes Frank Rich.

Military agency warned against torture in 2002

April 27, 2009

A US military agency warned the Bush administration in 2002 that harsh interrogation tactics could yield "unreliable information". Looks like they didn't listen.

Krugman: We need to investigate American torture and war

April 24, 2009

America is more than a collection of policies. We are, or at least we used to be, a nation of moral ideals. What next?

Justice looms for the torture team

April 24, 2009

The chance of an American president allowing the domestic prosecution of his predecessors for war crimes is essentially zero. American politics just doesn't work that way.

Obama and Brown: a not so special relationship

April 24, 2009

President Obama is not in the Oval Office more than five minutes and the bust of Winston Churchill is sent back to the British Embassy, writes Karyn McDermott.

Fox News fights torture with F-bomb

April 24, 2009

An impassioned argument against torture from Fox News' Shepard Smith. (Warning: extreme language)

Cheney hints waterboarding prevented terrorist attack

April 24, 2009

Dick Cheney has intimated that waterboarding prevented a terrorist attack on LA. Should he be prosecuted?

I interrogated Zubaydah: we didn’t need to use torture

April 24, 2009

A former FBI agent claims waterboarding wasn't necessary to uncover any intelligence from Abu Zubaydah -- they had it all before the torture even started.

Huffington: How we respond to torture will define us

April 24, 2009

How the US responds to the revelations about the Bush administration's use of torture will define the country, writes Arianna Huffington.

Torturing to avoid an awkward silence

April 23, 2009

It’s a no brainer: If high officials broke the law on torture, they should be prosecuted. So why not, wonders Jeff Sparrow.