Tag Archives: NYTimes

Bush's 'tortured legal' opinions

(Sorry about the bad pun in the headline) The Times has obtained Bush administration emails from 2005 which illustrate the pressure Department of Justice lawyers were under from the White House to put a legal stamp of approval on their torture program. Dan Froomkin sums up the emails well: The e-mails … were written by […]

A different perspective on Iran

Part of what makes war politically palatable in a democracy, despite the large human toll, are campaigns to dehumanize the enemy. Thus Hussein and Ahmadinejad become Hitler, and dead civilians are erroneously labeled Al Qaeda terrorists. It’s rarely mentioned that most of the people who die in wars are innocent people, guilty of nothing but […]