This video from the USA is called Mancow: Waterboarding is Torture: Olbermann.
By Patrick Martin:
Obama exonerates CIA torturers
17 April 2009
President Barack Obama announced Thursday that CIA agents who engaged in torture of prisoners over the past seven years will not be prosecuted or punished. As the Justice Department released memos documenting in grisly detail the interrogation guidelines set down by the Bush administration, the White House made it clear that neither those who ordered the torture nor those who carried it out would face justice.
The four memos released Thursday were written by the Office of Legal Counsel, an arm of the US Department of Justice, in 2002 and 2005. Their release was compelled by a court-established deadline in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
The ACLU denounced the Obama White House statement barring any prosecution of torturers. ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said the memos “provide yet more incontrovertible evidence that Bush administration officials at the highest level of government authorized and gave legal blessings to acts of torture that violate domestic and international law.”
The memos document in detail the methods employed against as many as 30 prisoners—a much larger number than previously admitted—including waterboarding, beating and kicking, slamming a prisoner’s head into the wall, slapping, forced standing, forced nakedness, prolonged shackling, sleep deprivation, deprivation of food and threats against a detainee’s family members.
Hopebroken and hopesick, Obama fans need a new start, by Naomi Klein: here.
CIA torture exemption ‘illegal’: here.
White House bars prosecution of Bush officials who authorized torture: here.
More revelations from Bush torture memos: here.
While President Obama, in a speech before CIA operatives in Langley, Virginia, reiterated that his administration would protect agents from prosecution, new revelations underscored the depth and sadism of the torture program: here.
The publication of previously classified Bush Justice Department memos detailing and approving forms of torture has become the focus of a political crisis that marks a new stage in the decay of American democracy: here.
Extent of Health Professionals’ Role at CIA Prisons Draws Fresh Outrage From Ethicists: here.