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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 11:56 PM

The Secret Torture Memo Cheney Didn't Want You To See

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Source: Mother Jones

In 2006, Philip Zelikow, an adviser to then-Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, wrote a secret memo warning his colleagues that many of the Bush administration's enhanced interrogation techniques were likely illegal. Zelikow didn't speak publicly about the memo—the smoking gun that the Bush administration was warned by its own staff about legal problems with its interrogation program—until 2009, when he revealed its existence in a blog post for Foreign Policy. But when Zelikow testified to Congress about his warning, his classified memo was withheld, and two unclassified documents were released in its stead. Zelikow told Mother Jones in 2009 that Vice President Dick Cheney's office had attempted to destroy any evidence of the classified memo, but that some copies might survive in the State Department's archives.

It appears that Zelikow was right about the archives: the secret memo, which he called a "direct assault on interpretation of American law," was finally released by the State Department on Tuesday, three years after the National Security Archive and WIRED reporter Spencer Ackerman (then at the Washington Independent) first requested it under the Freedom of Information Act. You can read it here:

Read more: http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/04/secret-torture-memo-cheney-hid

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 11:59 PM

1. "direct assault on interpretation of American law," Doesn't this sound like the M.O. of ALEC?

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:53 AM

2. The Wrongys will claim BS......

How dare the libruls attack a POOR man and kick him when he's down, after
this great patriot defied gods will by getting a a new heart that god didn't give him
but science did, oh the shame.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:53 AM

3. Jeez, they can't say they weren't TOLD. nt

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:55 AM

4. Locking - feature piece, not LBN

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