More Secret Torture Memos

Today’s Washington Post has a report on the existence of White House memos authorizing torture and official cruelty:

The Bush administration issued a pair of secret memos to the CIA in 2003 and
2004 that explicitly endorsed the agency’s use of interrogation techniques such
as waterboarding against al-Qaeda suspects — documents prompted by worries
among intelligence officials about a possible backlash if details of the program
became public.

Can we see these memos? Of course not. The White House says they’re classified. Read the full article here.


Published on October 15, 2009


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