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Newly released log shows history of approval of Gt'mo torture led to the very top

By Philippe Sands  Posted by Ed Tubbs (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 8 pages) (View How Many People Read This)   No comments
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I am no fan of Bill Clinton. That said, no stretch can stretch far enough to make his lie, “I did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinski,” prosecutorially reasonable as a high crime and misdemeanor.

As a consequence of his determination to cover up Watergate, to bomb outside the respective territorial limits of North and South Vietnam, and for his efforts to use the IRS to punish his “enemies,” Richard Nixon’s behaviors certainly were sufficiently egregious to warrant impeachment.

For those who may not be aware, Article VI of the United States Constitution states that treaties entered into become the “supreme law of the land.”

But of all top-level administration behaviors, as documented in the excerpted article below, and by the included interrogation log of Guantánamo Detainee 063, the trail of prisoner abuse that violates the United Code of Military Justice, the Army field manuals, and the Geneva Conventions, a treaty of which this country is a signatory power, there is more than ample evidence the trail leads to the uppermost reaches of our government. Read the article and the log, then decide whether prosecution of the top executives in the administration for war crimes may be warranted.

— Ed Tubbs

Palm Springs, CA

This is an edited extract from Torture Team: Deception, Cruelty And The Compromise Of Law, by Philippe Sands, published on May 1

Philippe Sands QC uncovers details of interrogation techniques at Guantánamo Bay

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It was the young officials at Guantánamo who dreamed up a list of new aggressive interrogation techniques, inspired by Jack Bauer from the TV series, 24. But it was the politicians and lawyers in Washington who set the ball rolling.

Philippe Sands follows the torture trail right to the top.

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