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As we reported two days ago, the CIA has admitted to the use of waterboarding. However, they qualified it by saying they’ve only used it on three high value detainees and not again over the last five years. Mike McConnell the intelligence director was quick to point out though, that waterboarding still remained in the CIA’s arsenal and the president could approve its use. Yesterday, the White House weighed in on this saying that waterboarding was in fact legal, and the President was ready to sign off on it if needbe. This afternoon, questions have arisen about the legality of Waterboarding, who used it, when it was used, and the CIA tapes that showed it in what is beginning to look more like a political game of three card monty by the hour. (more…)

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CIA Chief Michael Hayden has admitted that the CIA used waterboarding,but only on three people and not at all in the last five years. However, Intelligence Director Mike McConnell says waterboarding still remains in the CIA’s arsenal. (more…)

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The Bush Administration must love the fact that this CIA tape case broke just before Christmas and then got swept under the rug by both the holiday and the groundswell of presidential campaign hyperbolic naval gazing that’s been going since the start of this year. Despite the overall lack of coverage by the news media, the CIA tape case is moving forward on several fronts – a full run down is available on the flipside. (more…)

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Its been nearly a month since we started reporting on the destruction of the CIA torture tapes. We’re sure that certain folks within the administration were hoping it would go away in an egg nog induced haze, the case got new teeth yesterday when Attorney General Michael Mukasey launched a criminal probe into what happened with these tapes. News and analysis on the flip. (more…)

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In what started as a trickle, has rapidly advanced to a rising tide, stories of torture and mass disappearances are flooding the news. The stories read like political fictions but are all too real. Countries involvement in torture is nothing new, in fact America’s involvement in torture is nothing new. But, what is new is the extent to which we show up in the regular cast of characters since start of the Bush administration. In stories from Pakistan to Thailand to Morocco, our agents are there, and the jig is up. The CIA tapes are just another tip in a very big, deep iceburg, where it seems everyone is guilty and our so-called enemies are coming out more and more innocent all the time. Full round up on the flipside. (more…)

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It’s clear to us why Pelosi took impeachment off the table. She and her cohorts supported the President’s descent into war crimes and as we reported earlier asked whether or not the torture techniques used were tough enough. (more…)

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In a PDF from the New York Times surrounding the destruction of key CIA tapes showing interrogation techniques used on detainees, a sentence on page two alludes to the fact that the tapes were not in fact destroyed. Are these copies? Different tapes? (more…)

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