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CIA rendition might rely on ‘non-existent’ State Dept. official

As the Washington Post and others have reported today, an obscure court case in New York state has led to the disclosure of new details on CIA’s extraordinary rendition program, in which the U.S. captured dozens of alleged terrorists and sent them to secret prisons overseas. About 1,700 pages of…

9/11 mastermind should be tried in federal court, families tell Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder announced last year that alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) would be tried in civilian courts in New York City. After a wave of criticism, the White House apparently backed away from those plans. Now one group of families of the victims of 9/11 is…

Pressure rises on Obama to investigate Bush for torture

President Barack Obama is facing new demands that he investigate former President George W. Bush for ordering torture. The former president admitted in his new book Decision Points that he ordered waterboarding of terrorist detainees. Amnesty International, and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) have both called on the Obama administration to…

‘Damn right’ I personally ordered waterboarding: Bush

President George W. Bush admits for the first time in his new memoir that he personally approved the use of waterboarding, a technique in which an interrogator simulates drowning on a suspect. The method, which most describe as torture, has since been banned by the Justice Department. In his book,…

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