Alberto Gonzales

Spanish judge resumes torture case against six senior Bush lawyers

8.9.09

The Spanish newspaper Público reported exclusively on Saturday that Judge Baltasar Garzón is pressing ahead with a case against six senior Bush administration lawyers for implementing torture at Guantánamo. Back in March, Judge Garzón announced that he was planning to investigate the six prime architects of the Bush administration’s torture policies — former Attorney General […]

An Interview With Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (Part One)

27.8.09

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson served in the US military for 31 years and was Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell from August 2002 until January 2005, two months after Powell’s resignation, when he left the State Department. He is now the chairman of the New America Foundation’s US-Cuba 21st Century Policy Initiative. In […]

Calling Time On Bush and Cheney’s Crimes: The New York Times’ Perfect Editorial

18.7.09

If you missed this yesterday, I urge you to read it now. In an editorial that strikes to the heart of the Bush administration’s crimes, following the publication of what the New York Times describes as “a devastating report by the inspectors general of the intelligence and law-enforcement community on President George W. Bush’s warrantless […]

The Ten Lies of Dick Cheney (Part One)

25.12.08

On December 11, the Senate Armed Services Committee (chaired by Senators Carl Levin and John McCain) issued a compelling report into the torture and abuse of prisoners in US custody (PDF), based on a detailed analysis of how Chinese torture techniques, which are used in US military schools to train personnel to resist interrogation if […]

Good riddance, Gonzales, but don’t forget Cheney and Addington, the true architects of torture

28.8.07

OK, so the departing Attorney General was not as malevolent as some made out: more a willing pawn of his old friend George W. and his guiding brain, the recently departed Karl Rove, and, moreover, of the genuinely malevolent Dick Cheney, and his close associate David Addington. The notorious memorandum, in January 2002, which paved […]

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Investigative journalist, author, campaigner, commentator and public speaker. Recognized as an authority on Guantánamo and the “war on terror.” Co-founder, Close Guantánamo and We Stand With Shaker. Also, photo-journalist (The State of London), and singer and songwriter (The Four Fathers).
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