Sunday, June 24, 2007

More criminality in the Bush Administration

It is essential that you read this article in last week's New Yorker.

Once again Seymour Hersh, by using his incredible network of sources, documents the tolerance and coverup of torture at abu Ghraib by the Bush Administration. In the article Hersh demonstrates convincingly that Rumsfield was lying when he denied knowledge of the torture, and that the Administration blocked the investigation of the crimes at abu Graib by Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba.

Have you seen any coverage of this story in your local newspaper? If not, you might want to ask why.


Anonymous Tom McC said...

I finally got a chance to read this today, John. It would have shocked me if I'd had any illusions about the basic humanity of this administration. I will say that I'd always thought Rumsfeld was a pretty straight shooter (which is of course the image he cultivated) and I had thought that he would be more or less honest about this, so that was almost a disappointment (but if one looks back at the lies he and the administration have consistently told about the so-called missile defense system, we have the context in which to be less than surprised by his mendacity). This article, almost in passing, also provides further evidence of Bush's executive power grab, in this case by authorizing covert operations without even notifying Congress. This will go down as one of the most shameless and shameful presidencies of the last 100 years (and that's in a field with a lot of competition).

June 29, 2007 9:42 PM  

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