May 17, 2009

Marcy Wheeler's The Torture 13

Marcy Wheeler has an important piece in Salon naming the The Torture 13.

These key Bush administration officials authorized it, decided how to implement it and crafted the legal fig leaf to justify it.

[Top row from left: Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Alberto Gonzales. Second row: David Addington, William "Jim" Haynes, John Yoo, Jay Bybee, George Tenet (Wikipedia)]

It's clear that Obama has no intention at this point of pursuing transparency and accountability for what was done in our names the last eight years. There's another name for a government that behaves this way, no matter the rationale and intentions: A tyranny.

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