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Press Secretary Orr

Excerpt: Two Weeks ago, we found out via the Wall Street Journal that the White House got Pentagon lawyers to make a case for allowing US interregators to make use of The Methods Previously Known As Torture. Today: WASHINGTON (CNN) --...

Blog: jenniebee

Tracked Back: Tue Jun 22 11:40:10 2004

Torture, Emperor and Forgetfulness

Excerpt: Via Mark Kleiman, I came upon the story of the torture memo in the Wall Street Journal. Bush administration lawyers contended last year that the president wasn’t bound by laws prohibiting torture and that government agents who might torture prisoners...

Blog: Procrastination

Tracked Back: Sat Jun 12 22:21:28 2004

New Abu Ghraib/Torture Links

Excerpt: Just a quick post to say that I've provided copies of the memos and more in the nav bar to the right. The topic is officially expanded to cover more than Abu Ghraib, as is appropriate given that the question

Blog: RANDOM THOUGHTS

Tracked Back: Tue Jun 8 23:11:23 2004

Ashcroft Transcript

Excerpt: This was an important hearing, the most damning yet in the wake of Abu Ghraib. There are a lot of good parts, and I would encourage one and all to go and do a find for "Leahy" on the page...

Blog: The Stakeholder

Tracked Back: Tue Jun 8 22:23:10 2004

The WSJ Reports On The President's Possible Assertion Of A Right To Torture

Excerpt: Gary Farber analyzes the WSJ report re: the legal briefs concerning torture at Guantanamo.

Blog: Winds of Change.NET

Tracked Back: Mon Jun 7 23:31:42 2004

Bush to the US Constitution: Drop Dead

Excerpt: Time for a civics lesson and I'll attempt a little Q

Blog: Beautiful Horizons

Tracked Back: Mon Jun 7 21:35:12 2004

News to me

Excerpt: WTF?!: To protect subordinates should they be charged with torture, the memo advised that Mr. Bush issue a "presidential directive or other writing" that could serve as evidence, since authority to

Blog: Sugar, Mr. Poon?

Tracked Back: Mon Jun 7 20:23:54 2004

DOD memo: How to Get Away with Torture

Excerpt: This IntelDump discussion of a classified DOD legal memorandum (more accurately, a report which exceeded 100 pages), a draft of which is discussed in today's WSJ, is a must-read. Thanks to Atrios for the link.

Blog: For the Record

Tracked Back: Mon Jun 7 19:04:08 2004

A government of laws, not of men...

Excerpt: ...unless The Man doesn't like the law in question, apparently. I'm hardly the first, although perhaps not the last, to make note of the latest DoD torture memo that's the subject of a piece in today's Wall Street Journal and a flurry of activity ...

Blog: Upper Left

Tracked Back: Mon Jun 7 16:49:26 2004

Is the WSJ a Commie Pinko Rag?

Excerpt: My father has developed the endearing(?) habit of labeling things "Commie Pinko" if he doesn't agree with them. As in, "That commie pinko rag the New York Times". Mom and I have both reminded him that...

Blog: Fiat Lux

Tracked Back: Mon Jun 7 16:40:47 2004

William J. Haynes II: Oathbreaker

Excerpt: Haynes, who is currently before the Senate for confirmation to a 4th Circuit judgeship is, and was in April 2003, the General Counsel to the Department of Defense. This memo came out of his office, and is his responsibility.

Blog: Paperwight's Fair Shot

Tracked Back: Mon Jun 7 16:11:04 2004

William J. Haynes II: Oathbreaker

Excerpt: Haynes, who is currently before the Senate for confirmation to a 4th Circuit judgeship is, and was in April 2003, the General Counsel to the Department of Defense. This memo came out of his office, and is his responsibility.

Blog: Paperwight's Fair Shot

Tracked Back: Mon Jun 7 15:38:00 2004

Bush can order torture

Excerpt: A Pentagon report says that laws regarding torture do not apply if the president approves of the torture. From the BBC: A Pentagon report last year argued that President George W Bush was not bound by laws banning the use...

Blog: Hyperion Court

Tracked Back: Mon Jun 7 15:37:01 2004

We Liked It Better When It Was Frank's World

Excerpt: It is now, apparently, George Bush's. From the Wall Street Journal Bush administration lawyers contended last year that the president wasn't bound by laws prohibiting torture and that government agents who might torture prisoners at his direction couldn't be prosecuted

Blog: Pro-war.com

Tracked Back: Mon Jun 7 12:57:52 2004

Bush Not Bound By Antitorture Laws?

Excerpt: Earlier I wrote about the memos from John Yoo and White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales arguing for not including Guantanamo Bay prisoners under the Geneva Conventions so that their treatment wouldn’t lead to war crimes charges. Now there is a...

Blog: Agnosticism/Atheism

Tracked Back: Mon Jun 7 12:57:24 2004

New Torture Memo

Excerpt: Yet another new memo has surfaced concerning the Pentagon's attempts to circumvent international prisoner treatment laws. The memo was first reported by the WSJ, and Philip Carter from Info Dump offers a great breakdown of the issue.

Blog: Island Dave's View

Tracked Back: Mon Jun 7 11:55:43 2004

N4610 Full Circle

Excerpt: Just when I think I won't see much new about the N4610 plot any time soon, Charlie Stross sends me a link to a Guardian/Observer story that circles around from tales of civilian contractors in Iraq right back to N4610...

Blog: Kathryn Cramer

Tracked Back: Mon Jun 7 11:44:26 2004

Another How-To-Torture Memo

Excerpt: INTEL DUMP summarizes a Wall Street Journal account of a 100+ page memo that purports to explain how torture of detainees at Guantanamo could be legally justified. The core of the argument is little more than the old Nixonian one that the President is above the law, so that he can authorize actions that would otherwise be illegal. It’s dressed up with some sophistication, but that’s about what it amounts to. Phil says all the right things, so I won’t repeat them. But there is one aspect the he missed. According to the WSJ: The lawyers concluded that the Torture Statute applied to Afghanistan but not Guantanamo, because the latter lies within the “special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, and accordingly is within the United States” when applying a law that regulates only government conduct abroad. As summarized by the WSJ, the crux of the government’s position in this memo is that the executive has full unreviewable power in Guantanamo, not subject to check by the courts (at least absent some congressional action?). That this might be legally possible does not make it legally or morally correct. Thus, it appears that the memo somewhat undermines the argument...

Blog: Discourse.net

Tracked Back: Mon Jun 7 11:37:13 2004

Pentagon Memo Approves Torture

Excerpt: Today's Wall Street Journal has an article entitled Pentagon Report Set Framework For Use of Torture; Security or Legal Factors Could Trump Restrictions, Memo to Rumsfeld Argued by Jess Bravin. This article is a jaw dropper. Here are the choice...

Blog: Publicspaces

Tracked Back: Mon Jun 7 11:31:31 2004