GOP Wants to Reclassify and Retract CIA Torture Report

Having just taken control of the Senate Intelligence Committee, the GOP is now seeking to reclassify the CIA report detailing the agencies’ torture of detainees in the War on Terror. The Republicans, led by committee chair Richard Burton, also want to “claw back” all copies of the report currently in circulation. Such a move would […]

Is Torture Constitutional? Depends On Which Judge You Ask

Opinions have been flying fast and furiously in Washington, D.C., since the release last week of the Senate report on torture of detainees by the CIA. And the latest figure to weigh in is Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. In an interview with a Swiss broadcast network, Scalia said there is no prohibition against the […]

‘No Better Than A Terrorist’

  Less than an hour after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its report on the mistreatment and torture of detainees taken into custody after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, I received a call from a man I’ll call Major James. I’ve known Major James for decades. He served in […]