John Yoo, author of interrogation memo and UC Berkeley law professor, says CIA maybe went too far

The Raw Story As former Vice President Dick Cheney argued on Sunday that the CIA’s aggressive interrogation of terrorism suspects did not amount to torture, the man who provided the legal rationale for the program said that in some cases it had perhaps gone too far. Former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo said the sleep deprivation,… More John Yoo, author of interrogation memo and UC Berkeley law professor, says CIA maybe went too far

Obama’s Last Laugh

The Daily Beast Jon Stewart didn’t just go for the gags. While joshing around with Barack Obama last night on a set festooned with faux Roman columns, Stewart spoke as the voice of disenchanted liberalism, demanding to know: What happened to that hope-and-change guy? “You ran with such, if I may, audacity… yet legislatively it… More Obama’s Last Laugh

NYT Editorial Calls for Investigations on Illegal Torture Experiments

Firedoglake The June 8 New York Times will carry an editorial, “Doctors Who Aid Torture,” that endorses the recommendation of Physicians for Human Rights in their new report, “Experiments in Torture: Evidence of Human Subject Research and Experimentation in the ‘Enhanced’ Interrogation Program” (PDF), for investigations by the executive branch and Congress of the charges of… More NYT Editorial Calls for Investigations on Illegal Torture Experiments