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Hope Abandoned- Obama Protects CIA Torture Memos

Posted by seumasach on April 13, 2009

 

Chris Floyd

Counterpunch

10th April, 2009

It was obvious from the moment that Barack Obama appointed Leon Panetta to head the CIA that there was going to be no serious investigation — much less prosecution — of the high crimes of torture committed by the agency at the order of the Bush White House. Panetta, a Clinton retread (who actually began his career in the Nixon administration), has always been a bland, feckless, obedient servant of the Establishment; he has no outside power base, no pull, no heft, no popularity — nothing that would enable him to grab hold of the CIA with both hands and clean that fetid, blood-encrusted house. And of course, it was precisely this kind of powerless figure that Barack Obama wanted in the post.

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UK judges accuse Obama Administration of suppressing torture claim

Posted by smeddum on February 5, 2009

UK judges accuse Obama Administration of suppressing torture claim

 The Times

February 5, 2009

Richard Ford and Francis Elliott
The US has threatened to withhold intelligence from the UK if evidence of the alleged torture of a British resident held at Guantánamo Bay is made public. Read the rest of this entry »

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