Jane Mayer and Philippe Sands on Torture and How Obama Should Address It

Dandelion Salad Democracy Now! May 20, 2009 New Yorker Correspondent Jane Mayer and British Attorney Philippe Sands on Bush Administration Torture and How Obama Should Address It We spend the hour on the latest news around the US torture of foreign prisoners with two guests who have helped expose many of its facets: New Yorker […]

10 years of the Pinochet principle By Philippe Sands

Dandelion Salad By Philippe Sands ICH October 16, 2008 “Guardian” The arrest warrant served on the Chilean head of state in 1998 changed history and has implications for the US government now On October 16 1998, a magistrate signed a warrant for the arrest of Senator Augusto Pinochet and changed the course of history. The […]

Bill Moyers Journal: Philippe Sands

Dandelion Salad Bill Moyers Journal PBS May 9, 2008 In his new book, TORTURE TEAM: RUMSFELD’S MEMO AND THE BETRAYAL OF AMERICAN VALUES, Philippe Sands draws on official documents and interviews with key players to explain how the U.S. Military went from interrogations strictly regulated by the U.S. ARMY FIELD MANUAL 34-52 to enhanced interrogations […]

Philippe Sands on the White House Role in Sanctioning Torture

Dandelion Salad IWantDemocracyNow “Torture Team”: British Attorney Philippe Sands on the White House Role in Sanctioning Torture The House Judiciary Committee is preparing to hold a series of hearings examining the Bush administration’s role in authorizing the illegal torture of prisoners in US custody at Guantanamo and elsewhere. We speak to British attorney and author, […]

Philippe Sands: Beyond the Torture Debate (video)

Dandelion Salad NewAmericaFoundation On May 6th the American Strategy Program hosted an event with Philippe Sands, Professor of International Law at University College London and Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff for Colon Powell. Mr. Sands was in DC to testify to the House Judiciary Committee about the findings in his new book, Torture […]

The Green Light: Attorney Philippe Sands Follows the Bush Admin Torture Trail

Dandelion Salad Democracy Now! April 3, 2008 A new exposé in Vanity Fair by British attorney Philippe Sands reveals new details about how attorney John Yoo and other high-ranking administration lawyers helped design and implement the interrogation policies seen at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib and secret CIA prisons. According to Vanity Fair, then-White House counsel Alberto […]

Tony Blair Must Be Prosecuted By John Pilger

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/ By John Pilger Information Clearing House http://www.johnpilger.com August 05, 2010 Tony Blair must be prosecuted, not indulged like his mentor Peter Mandelson. Both have produced self-serving memoirs for which they have been paid fortunes. Blair’s will appear next month and earn him £4.6 million. Now consider Britain’s Proceeds of Crime Act. Blair conspired in […]

Torture Whitewash: How “Professional Misconduct” Became “Poor Judgment” in the OPR Report

by Andy Worthington Featured Writer Dandelion Salad http://www.andyworthington.co.uk 23 February, 2010 The long-awaited report by the OPR (the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility) into the conduct of the lawyers in the OLC (Office of Legal Counsel), regarding their role in approving the use of torture, has finally been published (PDF). The report largely focuses […]

Tortured in far-off Countries: Obama Resuming G. W. Bush’s “Extraordinary Renditions” by Sherwood Ross

Dandelion Salad by Sherwood Ross Global Research, November 3, 2009 Even though Barack Obama, the candidate, pledged to end “the practice of shipping away prisoners in the dead of night to be tortured in far-off countries,” his FBI has been rendering kidnap victims to the U.S. The practice is still kidnapping, however; and it’s still […]

Spanish judge resumes torture case against six senior Bush lawyers by Andy Worthington

by Andy Worthington Featured Writer Dandelion Salad http://www.andyworthington.co.uk 8 Sept. 2009 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 […]

Watching Obama Morph Into Dick Cheney By Paul Craig Roberts

Dandelion Salad By Paul Craig Roberts May 21, 2009 “Information Clearing House” America has lost her soul, and so has her president. A despairing country elected a president who promised change. Americans arrived from every state to witness in bitter cold Obama’s swearing-in ceremony. The mall was packed in a way that it has never […]

Guantánamo: A Real Uyghur Slams Newt Gingrich’s Racist Stupidity by Andy Worthington

by Andy Worthington Featured Writer Dandelion Salad http://www.andyworthington.co.uk 21 May 2009 In recent weeks, there has been an unsavory race to see which Republican can come up with the most scare-mongering drivel about the remaining 240 prisoners in Guantánamo. This competition, which has also drawn in Democrats to such an extent that, on Wednesday, they […]

Out Of Guantánamo: African Embassy Bombing Suspect To Be Tried In US Court by Andy Worthington

by Andy Worthington Featured Writer Dandelion Salad http://www.andyworthington.co.uk 21 May 2009 In a move that seems to open up a route out of Guantánamo for prisoners accused of having an active involvement with international terrorism that does not involve reviving the much-criticized system of trials by Military Commission, the Justice Department announced today that Ahmed […]

Red Herrings and The “War on Terrorism” by Larry Chin

Dandelion Salad by Larry Chin Global Research, May 20, 2009 A red herring is a fallacy in which an irrelevant topic is used to divert attention from the original issue. The furor over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s knowledge of the Bush/Cheney administration’s use of torture is the latest Washington noise that conveniently diverts attention from […]

Colbert Report: The Word – Tough Cell

Dandelion Salad Colbert Report May 18, 2009 Instead of putting Al Qaeda terrorists in our neighborhoods, we can send them to Dick Cheney’s ranch.