Bill Gallagher: Complicit Democrats and Cronies Cover Up Bush Crimes

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The "equivalent in intensity" argument is contained in a 2002 Justice Department document signed by Jay Bybee, then a senior official in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel and now a federal appeals court judge with a lifetime appointment. In the same memo, Bybee said that it was not a violation of the law if US personnel did torture captives as long as they had no "specific intent" to cause pain.

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