Senior Bush Figures Could be Prosecuted for Torture, says Obama

By Ewan MacAskill and Robert Booth

He said his attorney general, Eric Holder, was conducting an investigation and the decision rested with him.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article22469.htm



Publish and Be Damned, Mr Cheney

By Philippe Sands

The acts you authorised constitute torture, with all the consequences of criminality that follows. Bring on that honest debate, I say. Put your money where your mouth is. Call for all the evidence - all of it - to be put before the US Congress or an independent investigation.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article22470.htm



Obama Open to Inquiry in Interrogation Abuses

President Obama on Tuesday left open the door to creating a bipartisan commission that would investigate the Bush administration's use of harsh interrogation techniques on terrorism suspects, and he did not rule out taking action against the lawyers who fashioned the legal guidelines for the interrogations.

//www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/us/politics/22intel.html



Psychologists Helped Guide Interrogations

According to newly released Justice Department documents, the psychologist provided ideas, practical advice and even legal justification for interrogation methods that would break Abu Zubaida, physically and mentally. Extreme sleep deprivation, waterboarding, the use of insects to provoke fear -- all were deemed acceptable, in part because the psychologist said so.

//snipurl.com/ge5py



Torture case lawyers may face jail for letter

A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who accused a Bay Area company of flying him to foreign torture chambers for the CIA is at the center of a bizarre new case, in which his lawyers face possible jail sentences for writing a letter that asked President Obama to disclose how brutally he was treated.

//www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/19/BA68172JDM.DTL


From Information Clearing House

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Cheney Demands Release of CIA Memos Proving Torture 'Success'
//www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/04/21-0

Torture Accountability?
//www.commondreams.org/video/2009/04/21

ACLU Response to Former Vice-President Cheney's Call for Release of Bush Torture Documentation
//www.commondreams.org/newswire/2009/04/21-11



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