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  • After torture report, Feinstein lights the way out of 'dark side'

    After torture report, Feinstein lights the way out of 'dark side'
    Dianne Feinstein's career in the U.S. Senate is far from over — her current term runs through 2018 — but it is clear that one of the California Democrat's most important legacies will be her role in exposing the stomach-turning abuses...
  • U.S. torture was illegal, but nobody is likely to be punished

    U.S. torture was illegal, but nobody is likely to be punished
    In a rare case of editorial initiative, the New York Times editorial board has flatly called for an investigation of former Vice President Dick Cheney and other prominent George W. Bush administration figures involved in authorship of the so-called...
  • Was revenge a hidden rationale for torture?

     Was revenge a hidden rationale for torture?
    The Senate Intelligence Committee's "torture report" has reignited national debate on "enhanced" interrogation techniques. At the heart of this debate is the question: Do these methods work to prevent terrorist attacks? Much of the American public seems...
  • On torture, Obama content to leave dispute 'in the past'

    On torture, Obama content to leave dispute 'in the past'
     Upon release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the George W. Bush administration's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on captured al-Qaida suspects, two prominent American figures stoutly defended the practice -- former Vice...
  • When the big news isn't news

    Last week the papers were overflowing with stories about a Senate committee's report on the Central Intelligence Agency's use of torture to extract information from terrorists -- known or just suspected terrorists. Those stories were shortly followed...
  • Dec. 17 Letters: Torture

    No, Congress didn't On Dec. 12, Jane Johnson's letter about CIA torture states "Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't our Congress approve these methods at the time?" No, Ms. Johnson, they didn't. In former President George W. Bush's book, "Decision...
  • McCain understands moral weight of torture report

    McCain understands moral weight of torture report
    As a former prisoner of war who experienced torture at the hands of the North Vietnamese, John McCain has more standing, by far, than any of his colleagues in the U.S. Senate when it comes to rendering judgment about the CIA's Bush-era "enhanced...
  • With coarsening of politics, can seven dirty words be far?

    With coarsening of politics, can seven dirty words be far?
    WASHINGTON — "The report is full of crap." Thus spake Dick Cheney, on Fox News last week, when talking about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture that occurred during his vice presidency. The line might have been funny, if...
  • Cheney on torture: 'I'd do it again'

    WASHINGTON - Senior Bush administration officials Sunday slammed the Senate study on the CIA's use of brutal interrogation tactics, and defended the techniques as necessary to get information from senior al-Qaida operatives who had stopped talking to...
  • Cheney on CIA interrogations: 'I'd do it again in a minute'

    Cheney on CIA interrogations: 'I'd do it again in a minute'
    Senior Bush administration officials Sunday slammed the Senate study on the CIA’s use of brutal interrogation tactics and defended the techniques as necessary to get information from senior Al Qaeda operatives who had stopped talking to...
  • Failure to punish the CIA torturers means they will do it again

    Failure to punish the CIA torturers means they will do it again
    Finally, after a lot of protesting and lobbying, those of us in Baltimore's peace and justice community are ecstatic that the executive summary of the Senate torture report was finally released ("Report condemns CIA over torture," Dec. 10). It was...