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Senator Carl Levin, chair of the Armed Services Committee, oversaw an 18-month long investigation into the Bush Administration’s torture policy that conclusively established that the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, Guantánamo, and elsewhere resulted from policies introduced by Bush. In an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Levin discusses Cheney’s acknowledgement of his involvement in torture policy, the need for further investigations, and the ultimate necessity for indictments in order to hold the torture policy team accountable.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
Acres of hemp grown by “patriotic‚” U.S. farmers in 1942 at the behest of the U.S. government:
A study suggested that the health effects of exposure to nuclear radiation at Chernobyl were no worse than ill health resulting from smoking and normal urban air pollution.
Greenpeace apologized after activists accidentally defaced the site of Peru’s 2,000-year-old Nazca Lines when they unfurled cloth letters reading “time for change” near the ancient sand drawings. “We fully understand,” the group wrote in a statement, “that this looks bad.”
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“I hope that after reading the following pages the leaders of the Y. M. C. A. will start a campaign to induce good young men to do nothing. If so, I shall not have lived in vain.”