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  • On torture, Obama content to leave dispute 'in the past'

    WASHINGTON -- 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 --...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • U.S. torture was illegal, but nobody is likely to be punished

    WASHINGTON -- 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...
  • John M. Crisp: What do torture and sex have in common?

    What do torture and sex have in common? Not much, I hope. But there is an odd consonance between two of our national history's most notorious presidential lies: Bill Clinton's "I did not have sex with that woman"; and George W. Bush's "The United...
  • Is it OK to criticize politicians' kids?

    Is it OK to criticize politicians' kids?
    It’s been a bad week for Stephen Fincher. Who’s Fincher, you ask? He’s a back-bench Republican congressman from Tennessee whom nobody had ever heard of outside his district until his communications director, Elizabeth Lauten, went...
  • President Obama vows actions in CIA report won't take place on his watch

    The Senate Intelligence Committee released a 499-page executive summary Tuesday, which includes graphic details about sexual threats and other harsh interrogation techniques the CIA meted out to captured militants in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001,...
  • Torture report: Our post-9/11 shame, in stomach-turning detail

    Torture report: Our post-9/11 shame, in stomach-turning detail
    Americans have long known that, in the aftermath of Sept. 11, the CIA subjected suspected terrorists to inhuman and degrading treatment that amounted to nothing less than torture. A Senate Intelligence Committee report released Tuesday documented that...
  • Republicans criticize torture report, defend CIA but not its methods

    Republicans criticize torture report, defend CIA but not its methods
    A Democratic-led panel's explosive report detailing abuses in post-Sept. 11 intelligence gathering met with an uneasy and uneven response Tuesday from Republicans, who alternately questioned its accuracy, warned of a potential international backlash or...
  • Psychologist: Senate's torture report makes false charges

    Psychologist: Senate's torture report makes false charges
    One of the two psychologists who devised the CIA's harsh Bush-era interrogation methods said on Wednesday that a scathing U.S. Senate report on the torture of foreign terrorism suspects "took things out of context" and made false accusations. "It's a...
  • Our nation's shame, in stomach-turning detail

    Our nation's shame, in stomach-turning detail
    Americans have long known that, in the aftermath of Sept. 11, the CIA subjected suspected terrorists to inhuman and degrading treatment that amounted to nothing less than torture. A Senate Intelligence Committee report released Tuesday documented that...