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November 16, 2006

Document shows Bush guided CIA on detention (torture)

From the International Herald Tribune:
WASHINGTON: The Central Intelligence Agency has acknowledged for the first time the existence of two classified documents, including one signed by President George W. Bush, that have guided the agency's interrogation and detention of terror suspects.


The contents of the documents were not revealed, but one document, as described by the ACLU, is "a directive signed by President Bush granting the CIA the authority to set up detention facilities outside the United States and outlining interrogation methods that may be used against detainees."

The second document, according to the group is a Justice Department legal analysis "specifying interrogation methods that the CIA may use against top Al Qaeda members."

(h/t to theyrereal at Daily Kos)
And, on a completely unrelated note, the Bushies have purchased 98,840 acres of land in Paraguay.

Also, completely unrelated: the Paraguayan Senate voted last summer to “grant U.S. troops immunity from national and International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction.”


Gary said...

I am not shocked by this one bit!

All I can say ... Impeach the torturing F*ck~! And do it while he is strapped side-by-side to Dick Cheney on a waterboard!

JoeC said...

Internal FBI memos obtained by the ACLU hinted that Bush personally condoned specific methods of torture with an executive order.
But he had good reasons: http://joecrubaugh.com/blog/2006/11/16/top-10-reasons-bush-approved-torture/