Torture Memos Expose Dark, Imperial Presidency

Spanish Court Opens Investigation of Guantánamo Torture Allegations

Allegations include sexual abuse and beating

By Giles Tremlett in Madrid and agencies

Judge Baltasar Garzón, an investigating magistrate at the National Court in Madrid, said he would investigate allegations made by four detainees who were held at the centre and later released without charges, according to a court document quoted by the Spanish press.

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Torture Memos Expose Dark, Imperial Presidency

By Robert S. Becker

This was not a happy week for the torture lobby, nor its defenders, derailing months of charm offensive by Bush-Cheney legacy boosters. A wary President Obama backed off attempts to defuse the torture parade - fretting over divisive investigations and hard-to-win court convictions.

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Condi Rice Pulls A Nixon: When the President Does It, That Means It is Not Illegal

By Cenk Uygur

Condoleezza Rice was recently speaking at Stanford when students asked her an excellent question on waterboarding and torture. They have her answer on tape and it isn't pretty. Condi Rice absolutely pulls a Nixon.

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