Friday, October 05, 2007

Bush and Gonzales lied: The Bush Administration authorized torture

From the New York Times:
When the Justice Department publicly declared torture “abhorrent” in a legal opinion in December 2004, the Bush administration appeared to have abandoned its assertion of nearly unlimited presidential authority to order brutal interrogations.

But soon after Alberto R. Gonzales’s arrival as attorney general in February 2005, the Justice Department issued another opinion, this one in secret. It was a very different document, according to officials briefed on it, an expansive endorsement of the harshest interrogation techniques ever used by the Central Intelligence Agency.
Bush and Gonzales lied to the people of the United States every time they denied that they were engaged in torture.

You can read the whole sickening story here.

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