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Monday, January 07, 2008

Torture Omnibus

Posted by Michael Otterman at 7:02 PM |

Note from Mike: Yes, I know-- blogging has been lighter than ever in recent weeks. Holidays, travel, and new exciting projects have sapped my time on all sides. I'm currently in NY, though I soon will be passing through Syria, Jordan, Dubai and Oman on my way back to Sydney. The torture debate has only heated up since early December when the CIA tape destruction story first tore its way across blogs, newspapers and televisions across the globe. How to keep up? Well for now-- and for the foreseeable future-- I'll simply be linking to breaking news and commentary on issues related to American torture, plus commenting myself when possible. Consider the below the first chronological American torture omnibus, more to follow:


Torture In American History

A Nation That Tortures

Jordan's Spy Agency: Holding Cell for the CIA

Jordanian-U.S. Citizen Missing After Covert CIA Transport

US says it has right to kidnap British citizens

Changes in Guantanamo Bay SOP manual (2003-2004)

Detainee Operations in a Joint Environment

A word from Benamar

How to Keep an Ex-Terrorist Talking

Hill Briefed on Waterboarding in 2002

Lawyers Charge the CIA Tortured Their Client in Secret Prisons

Man Held by C.I.A. Says He Was Tortured

CIA photos 'show UK Guantanamo detainee was tortured'

Canadian Judge Finds U.S. Lacking as a Haven for Refugees

Feingold Wants Legal Determination of CIA Interrogation Program from Mukasey

Former CIA Interrogator: We Carried Out Torture Because The White House Told Us To

Destruction of C.I.A. Tapes Cleared by Lawyers

Abolish the CIA


Bush May Pardon America's Spies

Terror detentions 'like apartheid-era'

Lawmakers Back Limits on Interrogation Tactics

C.I.A. Chief Admits Failure to Inform Congress

The Witnessing Of American Torture

Sen. Kit Bond: Waterboarding Is Like ‘Swimming’

How An ACLU Lawsuit Might Force the Bush Administration To Reveal What Actually Happened

Destruction of CIA Tapes Defended

Bush Demands Freedom to Torture

House takes generals’ advice, outlaws detainee torture

Who authorized the CIA to destroy interrogation videos?

Was Pelosi aware of CIA's tactics?

C.I.A. Agents Sense Shifting Support for Method

Greg Grandin, On the Torturable and the Untorturable

Inside the CIA's notorious "black sites"

Yemeni Man Imprisoned at CIA “Black Sites” Tells His Story of Kidnapping and Torture

Architecture of detention

The President’s Coming-Out Party

250 former Iraq detainees claim torture in new US lawsuit

Control sought on military lawyers

Military lawyers stay unbridled

Torture Tapes are the Watergate of Our Times

Commentary: The CIA's Gift to Conspiracy Theorists

Bush Lawyers Discussed Fate of C.I.A.Tapes

As Torture Debate Heats Up, Jewish Groups Stay Mum

Huckabee: ‘If Anything,’ We Treat Inmates At Guantanamo Bay ‘Too Nice’

Fragile Hicks faces torture of freedom

In just 10 steps, Hicks becomes a free man

Al Jazeera and Abu Ghraib scuttled US war in Fallujah

CIA Chief to Drag White House Into Torture Cover-Up Storm

Operation Stop Talking

Navy JAG Andrew Williams Resigns Over Torture

Tortured Logic

Tapes by C.I.A. Lived and Died to Save Image

Judgment and Torture

"Battlefield of the Mind": U.S. Behavioral Specialists to "Deprogram" Iraqi Prisoners

The Power of Authority: A Dark Tale

9/11 Commission: Our investigation was "obstructed"

Stonewalled by the C.I.A.

Criminal Probe on CIA Tapes Opened

The CIA Tapes Prosecutor is Neither "Outside" Nor "Special," Nor "Independent"

Conyers "Disappointed" Mukasey Didn't Appoint Special Counsel for Tapes Probe

Harman Warned against Destroying Tapes in 2003

Proof Positive that the Intelligence Oversight System is Hopelessly Compromised

Show Us Your Faces

Botero's Abu Ghraib

Padilla Sues Former U.S. Lawyer Over Detention

The Presidential Candidates and Torture

Foiling U.S. Plan, Prison Expands in Afghanistan

The Torture President Wields His Veto

And those are only some of the big stories from the past month! Looking forward, we should expect the CIA tape destruction inquiry-- despite its limited mandate-- to yield some top White House victims. In the end, all roads lead to Cheney and Addington-- lets just hope John Durham can take it that deep into the heart of darkness.