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Category: Guantanamo Bay detention center
April 28, 2009 at 4:00 PM

David S. Broder on torture investigation

Don’t enable legal precedents for torture Do Americans want to strive to have a nation of laws or one of men? David S. Broder’s attempt to decriminalize torture “memos represented a deliberate, and internally well-debated, policy decision, made in the proper places” is over the top [“The scapegoating should cease,” Opinion, David S. Broder column, April 26]. Ever…

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April 28, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Torture tactics

Hundreds of waterboarding cases not a success Former Vice President Dick Cheney wants the American people to know about valuable intelligence produced by torture. According to recently declassified memos about harsh interrogation methods approved by Bush administration lawyers, one prisoner was waterboarded 83 times, and another 183 times [“Does torture work?” News, April 22]. If this is…

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April 26, 2009 at 4:11 PM

Torture

Coercion used for confessions, real or phony Amid the arguments for and against torture, or “enhanced interrogation techniques,” we should keep in mind that this type of coercion has never been intended to reveal truth [“Coercive methods prepared before OK,” page one, April 22]. From the Spanish Inquisition in the 16th century, to the Salem trials in…

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February 7, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Guantanamo Bay

The Associated Press In this image reviewed by the U.S. Military, detainees are seen from a tower overlooking a common area where Guantanamo detainees gather, at camp 4 detention facility at the U.S. Naval Base, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in November. Same despicable tactics Editor, The Times: Haven’t we had enough of the fear-mongering and outright lies that…

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