Sunday, August 30, 2009

"The Wrong Debate?"

On the Media, NPR, August 28, 2009: "The C.I.A. inspector general's report released this week exposed gruesome interrogation techniques used on detainees. But as the press combs through the report, is the discussion whether these practices are illegal or whether they're effective? Bob asks LA Times reporter Greg Miller whether the debate over efficacy is beside the point."

"America's moral responsibility in condemning torture"

"On his weekly Center Square audio essay WHYY's Chris Satullo looks at America's moral responsibilities when it comes to condemning prisoner abuse." WHYY, August 30, 2009.

Friday, August 28, 2009

"US Interrogators Back Torture Probe" report by Jason Leopold, August 28, 2009: "Support for a wide-ranging criminal investigation into the Bush administration's use of torture has grown to include a former top FBI interrogator and a career military intelligence officer with more than two decades of experience conducting interrogations. . . ."

"New Documents Describe in Extraordinary Detail Process of 'Rendition,' Torture" report by Jason Leopold, August 27, 2009: "Among the treasure trove of documents released on Monday related to the CIA's detention and torture program is a 20-page background paper that, for the first time, describes in extraordinary detail the process of 'rendition' and the torture prisoners are then subjected to when they are flown to 'black site' prisons. . . ."