Senate’s inquiry into CIA torture sidesteps blaming Bush, aides

McClatchy, By Jonathan S. Landay, Ali Watkins and Marisa Taylor, October 16

A soon-to-be released Senate report on the CIA doesn’t assess the responsibility of former President George W. Bush or his top aides for any of the abuses of the agency’s detention and interrogation program, avoiding a full public accounting of one of the […]

Military and intel-agency physicians and psychologists in abusive interrogation (aka torture)

Sometimes people forget who they are. The power to heal becomes the power to torture.

The following material is the first part of the Executive Summary of a just released report, Ethics Abandoned, on physician and allied health personnel engaging in cruel behavior towards detainees.. Do no harm became use harm as a […]

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Director Kathryn Bigelow, Screenwriter Mark Boal Respond to Critics

THR:

The director and screenwriter of Zero Dark Thirty accepted the best director and best picture awards at Monday night’s New York Film Critics Circle Awards and used the opportunity onstage to address simmering controversies: the debate over their film’s use of torture, as well as the impending Senate investigation into their sources in crafting […]