Tag Archives: torture memos

Banality of Evil Redux

IMAGINE ADOLF EICHMANN was never prosecuted for his war crimes. Instead, he wrote a book.

Rebecca Gordon|Saying No to Torture: A Gallery of American Heroes 

“No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability, or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.”

An open letter to Sen. Klobuchar on the 10th anniversary of the torture memos

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/discussion/2012/07/16/free-speech-zone-open-letter-sen-klobuchar-10th-anniversary-torture-memos

Today is a sad day

Dear Senators Klobuchar and Franken, and Representative Ellison: Today is a sad day. It is the ninth anniversary of the John Yoo-Jay Bybee “torture memos,” which were eventually withdrawn after unsuccessfully attempting to define torture out of existence. But it’s our actions in the nine years since that time that truly sadden me. I am saddened […]