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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:
No Comment — November 4, 2013, 5:17 pm
An expert panel concludes that the Pentagon and the CIA ordered physicians to violate the Hippocratic Oath
No Comment — August 12, 2013, 7:55 am
How will the Obama Administration handle Edward Snowden’s case in the long term?
No Comment — July 29, 2013, 11:36 am
Is it possible to simply disband the partisan FISA court?
Chances that a deep breath inhaled today will contain a molecule from Julius Caesar’s dying breath:
Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences, by John Allen Paulos, Hill and Wang (N.Y.C.)
The earth once had three moons; the two lost moons may have crashed into the surviving moon, or been sucked into the sun, or flung out of the solar system to drift through deep space.
In Florida, an 87-year-old World War II veteran flying touch-and-go drills in a Cessna collided with an airborne skydiver. “There was a ‘woof’ sound,” said a witness, “like falling on your face into your pillow.”
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“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”