Blistering Indictment Leveled Against Obama Over His Handling of Bush-Era War Crimes

Jason Leopold, Truthout: "Obama has substituted words for action on issues surrounding torture since his first days in office nearly one year ago. That’s the point the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) made shortly after Obama’s acceptance Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. Officials from the civil rights organization issued a withering indictment of the Obama administration’s handling of clear-cut cases of Bush-era war crimes."

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The America Where They Do Prosecute Torture

Sam Ferguson, Truthout: "Last week, 15 men entered a courthouse facing, amongst other crimes, 181 counts of torture. Their story, tragically, is familiar: in a fight against terrorism, the men allegedly kidnapped and held detainees in unknown black sites. They subjected the prisoners to brutal forms of interrogation, such as waterboarding, sensory deprivation and simulated executions. They denied the detainees all legal recourse, and they defended their secret practices as essential to combating an elusive enemy who refused to play by the rules."

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