Senior Administration Official on Ghailani: We Convicted a Guy the Bush Administration Tortured

By: Thursday November 18, 2010 6:30 am

If every time the fearmongers rolled out their dog and pony show, the Obama Administration would go on the attack and focus on how stupid and inhumane Bush Administration policy was, then maybe it would open up enough space to actually move beyond those stupid policies.


Ahmed Ghailani Guilty of Conspiracy, But Not Murder

By: Wednesday November 17, 2010 4:54 pm

The jury in Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani’s trial for his role in the 1998 embassy bombings has found him guilty of conspiracy, but not the charges of terrorism he was accused of. With the one count, however, he may still face a life sentence.

You Have a Right to Speedy Trial…Unless They Need to Torture You First

By: Wednesday July 14, 2010 4:30 pm

Judge Lewis Kaplan has basically concluded that if the government can persuasively argue that government believed the torture necessary at the time, then they can torture a detainee as long as he still has intelligence value without infringing on the detainee’s right to a speedy trial.

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