The CIA’s Memory Prison

By: Thursday November 7, 2013 3:30 pm

The memory hole is deep at Guantánamo Bay.

Its gaping maw has swallowed international law, the lives of hundreds of detainees and the moral consequences of torture.

And now it has quite literally swallowed the memories of five men currently engaged in a prolonged pre-trial process at the infamous prison. They are the defendants charged with the criminal conspiracy leading to the attacks of 9/11, including the alleged “mastermind” behind the attack, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

 

Obama Abandons Constitution; Picks, Chooses Laws for Faithful Execution

By: Friday October 29, 2010 8:32 am

In pursuing his strategy to “look forward, as opposed to looking backwards“, President Obama is abandoning his oath “to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” so that he can pick and choose just which laws will be “faithfully executed”. This contrast is driven home most fully in contemplating Obama’s refusal to label the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy as unconstitutional while at the same time allowing a key statute of limitations date to pass soon on destruction of evidence in torture investigations.

Will We Pass Our Nuremberg Trial, or Will We Protect Our Little Eichmanns?

By: 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.

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