A former State Department lawyer tells The Associated Press that the Bush administration panicked after 9/11 and tortured prisoners.When will the prosecutions begin?
Former President George W. Bush denied anyone was tortured. But Vijay Padmanabhan is at least the second insider to publicly describe as torture the so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" used by the U.S.
Padmanabhan was the department's chief counsel on Guantanamo litigation. He says it was "foolish" for the Bush administration to declare that detainees were beyond the reach of U.S. and international laws and the Geneva Conventions.
He told the AP Friday that "Guantanamo was one of the worst overreactions of the Bush administration."
March 27, 2009
More Torture Confirmation
Posted by Dayvoe
This time from another lawyer on the inside: