Tortured Posturing on Harsh Interrogation Techniques April 20, 2009Ivan Eland Although Barack Obama should be applauded for stopping torture by the U.S. government and pledging to close the infamous Guantanamo and worldwide CIA secret prisons, he is nevertheless playing politics with the issue to get the best of both worlds. To poke his predecessor, Obama released […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We're getting results. Keep the pressure on. Our petition to the candidates needs your signature today! From the good people at Human Rights First: Together, we're putting torture front and center in the presidential election. This past weekend, Human Rights First hosted a meeting in Des Moines, Iowa with over a dozen retired […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
One of my most favoritest bloggers – Dr. Heidi – has assembled an amazing collection of quotes and references in opposition to the use of torture. Check it out and show some link love: http://www.virushead.net/vhrandom/2007/12/01/torture-is-anti-american-and-it-doesnt-work/Continue Reading... No Comments.
Longtime readers know that I have been a member of Veterans for Common Sense for several years. Yesterday, I added a copy of their new press release and an open letter (which I signed as well) calling for an independent commission to examine the Bush Administration’s use of torture and secret detentions in Iraq, Afghanistan, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Troops to Call for Independent Commission on Torture; Press Conference on Open Letter signed by 3,700 veterans and family members CONTACT: Charles Sheehan-Miles, 202-558-4553 INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE Nearly four years after the beginning of the War on Terror, the U.S. continues to struggle with the issue of torture. With the exception of the demotion of a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Open Letter from 2,100 Military Veterans and Supporters Coordinated by Veterans for Common Sense PDF version available here. November 8, 2005 As military veterans who have served in every U.S. conflict since 1941, and their supporters, we have worked for decades to defend the national security of the United States and to uphold the honor, […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
September 5, 2005 Senators Warner and Allen and Representative Moran James Landrith PO Box 8208 Alexandria, VA 22306-8208 September 5, 2005 The Honorable John William Warner United States Senate 225 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510-4601 The Honorable George F. Allen United States Senate 204 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510-4604 The Honorable […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
June 14, 2005 Senators Warner James Landrith PO Box 8208 Alexandria, VA 22306-8208 June 14, 2005 The Honorable John William Warner United States Senate 225 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510-4601 Dear Senators Warner: There have been hundreds of well-documented allegations of torture and abuse in U.S. detention centers – indicating that the U.S. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
March 1, 2005 Letter to The President March 1, 2005 President Bush The White House Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: There are now dozens of well-documented allegations of torture, abuse, and otherwise questionable detention practices that appear to have been imposed upon individuals held in U.S. custody at detention facilities from Iraq to Afghanistan […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
March 1, 2005 Attorney General Regarding Torture March 1, 2005 Attorney General Alberto Gonzales U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530 Dear Mr. Gonzales: I urge you to appoint an outside special counsel to investigate any criminal conduct by military and civilians in ordering, or paving the way for, torture or […]Continue Reading... No Comments.