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9/11 Commission leaders Lee Hamilton and Tom Kean push for changes in U.S. terrorism fight

< 9/11 Commission members Lee Hamilton (l.) and Thomas Kean answer questions at a press conference in 2004. They released a new analysis Thursday of the terrorist threat facing America. (Andy Nelson/The Christian Science Monitor/File) Two of the top officials…  …

Bush: Waterboarding legal ‘because the lawyer said it was’

Is waterboarding torture, as the UN Convention Against Torture asserts? Or is it not torture, but just punishable by death? (Sen. John McCain pointed out during his presidential campaign that the US hanged several Japanese men after they were convicted of waterboarding American soldiers during World War II). Or is…