Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Did Bush authorize torture?

Here's a report from Asia Times.
[T]he ACLU released copies late Monday of a two-page FBI e-mail message dated May 22 that refers repeatedly to an executive order signed by Bush.

The message 'states that the president directly authorized interrogation techniques including sleep deprivation, stress positions, the use of military dogs, and 'sensory deprivation through the use of hoods, etc.',' "
So the question now is what did that executive order say?

Of course, no matter what it said, since the Republican control both the House and the Senate, there won't be an impeachment. And Bush being Bush, he can claim that he didn't bother to read the details. But it would be nice to know what he actually signed.

(via Jack Balkin)

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