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Criminalizing Politics is a Dangerous Idea

April 21, 2009

We are traveling down a very dangerous road.  President Obama has indicated that actions taken during a time of grave crisis in our nation’s history are up for selective legal prosecution.  The dangerous precedent would be this — criminalizing the decisions of one administration once another party assumes control.  Think of our history to this point:  Jefferson did [...]

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Cheney to Obama: Release ALL the CIA Memos

April 21, 2009

Dick Cheney has come out swinging against Obama’s selective release of memos detailing the interrogation techniques the CIA used against terrorists during the Bush administration.  Cheney, speaking to Sean Hannity in an interview to be aired later tonight, called for a release of all the memos showing the effectiveness of the techniques and the intelligence [...]

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Released CIA Memo Details Interrogation Techniques

April 17, 2009

Water-boarding, bugs, leashes, loud music, diapers, sleep deprivation:  all techniques used in the interrogation of really bad people at Club Gitmo.  All of them were used with the intent not to do permanent harm, but to leave that impression with the prisoner; hence, skirting any potential claims of torture from a legal stand-point — the [...]

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