Tag Archives: Torture

Former President Bush Casually Admits to Using Waterboarding

Former President Bush has casually admitted that he had one of the 9/11 suspects waterboarded and said he would do it again to save lives. The remark was surprising, given that waterboarding is generally viewed as torture, and the admission…

Will the Majority of Enemy Combatants Be Released?

If a recent report is any indication, the majority of enemy combatants being held "indefinitely" will be released if they decide to challenge their confinement. The report by the Washington Post, found that out of 41 prisoners who have challenged…

Will the Ninth Circuit allow a suit against John Yoo to move forward?

A number of lawyers are urging a federal appeals court to allow a case against John Yoo to go forward. Yoo worked for the Office of Legal Counsel and advised the president on legal issues, including waterboarding and other interrogation…

CIA official who said waterboarding was successful retracts his claim

A former CIA official who previously said waterboarding was an effective means of interrogation, and referred to a specific incident regarding an Al Qaeda operative, now admits he has no firsthand knowledge of the technique or its effectiveness. In 2007,…

Colvin a protected `whistleblower,’ Cannon says

The Canadian Press Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon says diplomat Richard Colvin had a right to make his explosive allegations about Afghan prisoners. He says Colvin exercised his prerogative as a whistleblower by saying Ottawa ignored his warnings that Canadian…

Abdelrazik sues Ottawa for $27-million

Paul Koring From Thursday’s Globe and Mail Last updated on Thursday, Sep. 24, 2009 03:18AM EDT Abousfian Abdelrazik is suing the government – and Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon personally – for $27-million over Canada’s role in his arrest and alleged…