By Tom Eley in the USA:
The US Supreme Court on Monday nullified an appeals court order that would have obligated the Obama administration to release photographs depicting US soldiers subjecting prisoners in Afghanistan and Iraq to horrific acts of torture.
Canada’s Conservative government has responded to testimony by a high-level diplomat implicating it and the Canadian military in the torture of Afghan detainees with a campaign of lies, slander, and half-truths: here.
A senior British officer today described how he urged Tony Blair to delay the invasion of Iraq two days before the start of the conflict because preparations for dealing with the aftermath were not in place: here.
Obama administration lawyers are once again supporting the dismissal of a civil case brought by a victim of illegal detention and torture during the Bush administration: here.
David Cole has written a truly disturbing book on a number of levels. Not just regarding the use of torture by the CIA on terrorism suspects but also the lengths to which the administration and its legal advisers were prepared to go to facilitate the practice: here.