James Risen at the New York Times reports on a concerted campaign by U.S. officials during the Bush Administration to impede the investigation into the mass killings by suffocation and shooting by U.S.-backed warlord forces at Dasht-e-Leili in Afghanistan in November 2001 (emphasis added). American officials had been reluctant to pursue an investigation — sought by officials from the F.B.I., the State Department, the Red Cross and human rights groups …
|By: Jeff Kaye Saturday July 11, 2009 10:04 am|
|By: Kirk Murphy Saturday April 18, 2009 6:00 pm|
The “torture memos” released Thursday show us how America’s gulags systematically and deliberately committed torture – a war crime – under explicit polcies of the Bush White House Office of Legal Counsel. President Obama’s decision to release the torture memos is a major step forward for the rule of law.