The Waterboarding Smoking Gun, Again

By: Wednesday March 10, 2010 8:46 am

Since Mark Benjamin has decided to claim–some 300-plus days after I did the first of many posts focusing on the details of waterboarding (to say nothing of posts drational did looking at these descriptions medically)–that, “the agency’s “enhanced interrogation program” haven’t been mined for waterboarding details until now,” I thought I’d make another point about the significance of those details.


David Margolis: Atticus Finch or Winston Wolf

By: Sunday March 7, 2010 1:24 pm

When bureaucrats overprotect their agency, they harm the public they are hired to serve.

Boxes and Burials in the CIA’s Torture Plans

By: Thursday March 4, 2010 1:30 pm

In this post, I’m going to test a hypothesis that OLC may not have included “cramped confinement” in its torture plans until it removed “mock burial.” If I’m right, it means after having been told OLC would not approve mock burial, OLC and CIA instead just renamed what they were doing as “cramped confinement” so as to get it past those in DOJ who were opposed to allowing the US to use mock burial in its torture program.

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