Bush’s, Cheney’s personal involvement in torture


This video from the USA is called Is Karl Rove Scared About Possible Torture Prosecutions?

By Tom Eley in the USA:

Bush, top cabinet officials monitored torture of detainees

23 April 2009

Former President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Colin Powell and other top Bush administration officials had detailed knowledge of the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture tactics and approved them, according to a front-page article published Wednesday by the New York Times.

Also on Wednesday, the Senate Armed Services Committee released the results of its investigation into the treatment of alleged terrorists in military prisons. Among its major findings, the 231-page report confirms that CIA torture began months before the drafting of the recently released Bush Justice Department legal memos that sanctioned it.

This confirmed that the memos were nothing more than pseudo-legal rationalizations for illegal policies that were already being carried out. They were concocted in order to provide an ex post facto legal cover for CIA torturers and the government officials, from Bush on down, who gave the orders for their actions.

Rice gave early approval for CIA waterboarding, Senate report reveals: here.

Wednesday’s lead editorial in the Wall Street Journal threatens President Obama with all-out opposition to any effort to hold Bush administration officials responsible for authorizing torture by the CIA and military: here.

UN envoy: US must prosecute on torture: here.

Buckling before Republican attacks, President Obama and leading Democrats have signaled their opposition to any investigation, even a whitewash “truth commission,” into the torture of “terror suspects” under the Bush administration: here.

Spain’s Socialist Party government suppresses torture probe of Bush officials: here.

Joe Wilson Wants Dick Cheney to Let It All Hang Out: here.

Mark Fiore animated cartoon on US Republicans: here.

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