The get out of jail free card for torture

Slate
by John Sifton

03/29/10

The facts of [Gul] Rahman’s death suggest at least a negligent homicide, but as AP reports, it appears no one was ever punished for Rahman’s death. Why not? The answer may lie with an obscure word in a little-noticed footnote in a recently declassified memo sent to a Department of Justice Office of Professional Responsibility. Page 29, Footnote 28 of the memo, submitted in 2009 by lawyers for former administration lawyer Jay Bybee, refers to a ‘declination memorandum prepared by the CIA’s Counterterrorism Section regarding the death of Gul Rahman’...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Why Torture Is Necessary

Davidson Loehr, Truthout: "Secrecy, torture and the murder of those who resist are necessary parts of this perfect storm of unimaginable violence in the service of unimaginable theft."

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