The AP’s “Most Complete Published Account” that Leaves Out Torture

By: Monday July 26, 2010 4:00 pm

There is a great deal of evidence that Jose Rodriguez knew as early as September 6, 2002 that he needed to destroy evidence of the torturers exceeding the guidelines set in DC. According to anyone’s definition, that means Rodriguez knew years before he had the tapes destroyed he was destroying evidence of torture, even by Jay Bybee’s and possibly John Yoo’s measure.

Yet the AP — in their “most complete published account” — doesn’t even mention that torture?


Jay Bybee Admits CIA Had No Approval for Water Dousing, Diapering

By: Thursday July 15, 2010 1:15 pm

In this interview Jay Bybee admits that the CIA had no authorization for the techniques that contributed to Gul Rahman’s death. Hello, special prosecutor John Durham?

Benedict, Blankfein, and Bybee: All Hail Non-Accountability!

By: Saturday April 24, 2010 9:03 am

There are predators, and then there are enablers.

It doesn’t matter if we are talking about child sexual abuse committed by Roman Catholic priests, deceptive Wall Street bankers, or DOJ-sanctioned torture. The game being played right now is the same, in all three venues: avoid accountability.

No Drama Obama

By: Sunday April 11, 2010 6:45 am

When people accused Barack Obama of appeasing America’s enemies, I had no idea they were talking about Republicans.

How the CIA Avoided Negligent Homicide Charges in the Salt Pit Killing

By: Monday April 5, 2010 6:05 am

There’s a reason why Gul Rahman’s killer wasn’t charged with negligent homicide. The declination memo used to analyze the death worked under the claim that such laws didn’t apply.

Government Makes No Claim Abu Zubaydah Had Knowledge of Impending Terrorist Plans

By: Friday April 2, 2010 1:59 pm

In response to a request for evidence indicating that Abu Zubaydah had no knowledge of pending terrorist attacks when he was captured in 2002, the government responds that they have not contended, in this proceeding, that he did have such knowledge.

Yoo’s Supervisors Didn’t Know About the July 13, 2002 Fax

By: Monday March 29, 2010 6:30 pm

When Jonathan Fredman wrote the Abu Zubaydah torture team in Thailand to tell them they had gotten the green light to torture, he cited not the Bybee One memo which had just been signed, but a July 13, 2002 Yoo fax, for his discussion of intent.

The Salt Pit and the Bybee Memos: How CIA Managers Protected Themselves From Murder/Torture Charges

By: Sunday March 28, 2010 12:29 pm

The guys who probably approved an unauthorized technique, the guys who probably had read both Bybee Memos, relied on the intent language of the Bybee One memo to excuse an unauthorized technique, and declare the deliberate exposure of someone to near-freezing temperatures not to be murder or torture.

Were The Torturers Bypassing OLC in July 2004?

By: Saturday March 13, 2010 6:00 pm

It appears that early in July 2004, the White House dictated to DOJ what torture methods would be approved. And only after Congress got involved did the White House agree to niceties like OLC opinions.

Whose Non-Disclosure Was Worse: Bybee’s or Holder’s?

By: Thursday March 11, 2010 4:40 pm

John Kyl has officially announced he intends to waste an oversight hearing on March 23 beating up Eric Holder because he did not disclose an amicus brief opposing unlimited Presidential power.

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