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In an interview on NPR’s “Fresh Air,” British international law scholar Philippe Sands reviews the prospects for war crimes prosecutions of leading figures of the Bush Administration. Most likely to face indictment in his view: Cheney chief of staff David Addington, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Defense Department General Counsel (and now Chevron lawyer) Jim Haynes, and torture memorandum author and University of California law professor John Yoo. Download the interview here.
On NPR’s “On Point,” I debate the case for a war crimes prosecution of Bush and Cheney with National Review legal affairs writer Andrew McCarthy, and Washington Monthly’s Charles Homans makes the case for a truth commission. Download that program here.
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
Number of U.S. congressional districts in which trade with China has produced more jobs than it has cost:
Young bilingual children who learned one language first are likelier than monolingual children and bilingual children who learned languages simultaneously to say that a dog adopted by owls will hoot.
An Oklahoma legislative committee voted to defund Advanced Placement U.S. History courses, accusing the curriculum of portraying the United States as “a nation of oppressors and exploiters.”
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