About a hundred of you have pointed to this story, which reports that Lawrence Wilkerson signed a declaration to support the lawsuit of a former Gitmo detainee, Adel Hassan Hamad, stating that Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld knew there were innocent people at Gitmo. Colonel Wilkerson, who was General Powell’s chief of staff when he [...]
|By: emptywheel Friday April 9, 2010 10:16 am|
|By: emptywheel Friday February 26, 2010 10:12 am|
Update: The Nation’s Chris Hayes and I had a chat about the OPR report here. The OPR Report [searchable PDF here] notes–but does not call much attention to–a Goldsmith footnote on a draft of his attempt to replace the March 2003 Yoo Memo that had authorized torture for us in DOD. In a footnote designed [...]
|By: emptywheel Thursday August 27, 2009 1:49 pm|
See a sample of the torture team trading cards.
|By: emptywheel Monday July 6, 2009 7:06 am|
Rummy is basically blaming Jim Haynes for trashing the Constitution.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday April 22, 2009 5:10 am|
When the CIA ordered up an extra session of waterboarding for Abu Zubaydah, did it do so on Cheney’s orders?
|By: emptywheel Saturday April 19, 2008 8:42 pm|
Does anyone else find it ironic that the NYT is exposing the economy of influence-driven reporting behind Iraq War coverage?
|By: emptywheel Thursday April 10, 2008 3:05 pm|
There’s one source for the ABC news story that is not CIA. As rincewind notes, one of the sources refers to a “we” who received these briefings. It’s possible the source from inside the briefings is either Andy Card or Richard Myers.
|By: emptywheel Saturday December 22, 2007 2:44 pm|
Per Jeff’s suggestion, I took a closer look at Zelikow’s memo on how the CIA stiffed the 9/11 Commission on evidence relating to interrogations of Abu Zubaydah and al-Nashiri. I’ll come back and comment on it in more detail–but I was struck by how closely the requests coincided with the beginnings of the Abu Ghraib scandal and Tenet’s resignation.