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.

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Published on October 15, 2009

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