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Rove: Torture memos created to ‘constrain’ interrogations

Karl Rove told Fox’s Chris Wallace that Office of Legal Council memos that authorized enhanced interrogation techniques were created to limit the types of interrogations that could be performed, according to former President Bush’s Senior White House advisor Karl Rove. “You may disagree with the legal reasoning between Yoo and…

Stewart: Obama delivers Bush’s cowboy speech in lawyer voice

Jon Stewart had a tough look at Thursday’s speeches by President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney on national security. Stewart compared some of Obama’s phrasing to the words of former President George W. Bush. “I love it when he does the Bush covers,” snarked Stewart. Cheney also…

Judy Miller: Gitmo detainees won’t ‘radicalize’ U.S. prisoners

The hosts of Fox & Friends are convinced that bringing Guantanamo detainees to U.S. prisons would put Americans in danger. The hosts echoed the concerns of FBI Director Robert Mueller that suspected terrorists could “radicalize” U.S. prisoners. Fox host Brian Kilmeade pointed to an alleged terror plot that was disrupted…

Olbermann: Cheney’s speech false to fact and reason

In a Special Comment, Countdown’s Keith Olbermann marvels at former Vice President Dick Cheney’s defense of the Bush administration torture practices while avoiding taking any responsibility for them. A full transcript of Keith Olbermann’s comment is available here. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast May 21, 2009. Download video…

Liz Cheney: Fear of prosecution caused father to speak out

Liz Cheney told Fox’s Sean Hannity that her father decided to speak out after he learned there was a possibility that he could be prosecuted. “He certainly did not plan when he left office to be doing this,” she said. “But I think as we watched in those very first…

Isikoff: Obama said no to ‘trophy’ torture prosecution

Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff joins Rachel Maddow to talk about his report on President Obama’s off-the-record meeting with human rights groups. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast May 20, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Colbert: CIA doesn’t mislead — they assassinate

Sen. Bob Graham told Stephen Colbert that he was in the CIA briefing with Nancy Pelosi and there was no mention of waterboarding. This video is from Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, broadcast May 20, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Maddow: GOP scared Senate Democrats to vote against Gitmo closing

Rachel Maddow speculates that a Republican web ad with scary music frightened Senate Democrats to vote against the funds needed to close Guantanamo Bay detention center. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast May 20, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Montana town: No second thoughts about taking Gitmo detainees

Hardin, Montana’s town council voted unanimously to accept 40 percent of the detainees from the prison at Guantanamo, Bay. Greg Smith, Hardin’s economic development director, discusses how the small town can make this work. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast May 20, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Olbermann to Limbaugh: ‘Eff you!’

Countdown’s Keith Olbermann says he will accept Rush Limbaugh’s challenge of not mentioning his name for 30 days, if the conservative radio host can go without talking about himself for the same length of time. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast May 20, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

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