Confused About What the Bush Administration Has Authorized?

The revelation in today’s New York Times of the existence of more torture opinions makes it clear that we still don’t know all there is to know about what practices the Bush Administration has authorized for use in interrogations. The White House response to today’s revelations has been — once again — to not give straight answers. However, despite the obfuscation coming from the Administration, there’s a lot we do know about how its members have worked to undermine the rule of law. Here’s a timeline to help you keep track of the developments.

UPDATE: The House Judiciary Committee has asked the Department of Justice for the memos. And, Senator Obama has issued a statement condemning the Administration’s authorization of torture. What are the other presidential candidates saying?


Published on October 4, 2007


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