Tag Archives: Rumsfeld

Connecting the dots: Torture … Iraq War

It’s now beginning to look like one of the big reasons we began to torture was to find a link between Al Qaeda and Saddam’s Iraq. From McClatchy: A former senior U.S. intelligence official familiar with the interrogation issue said that Cheney and former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld demanded that intelligence agencies and interrogators […]

Can we start the war crimes tribunal yet?

Back when the Abu Ghraib torture scandal broke, most intelligent human beings realized that the blame didn’t rest solely with Private Lynndie England. The news of “extraordinary rendition” and CIA black sites cemented the fact that torture wasn’t an aberration of U.S. policy, but it was U.S. policy. Last week, thanks to ABC, we learned […]