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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 countries thought to possess chemical weapons:
Placebos are more effective if the drugs for which they stand in are said to be more expensive.
In Torrance, California, an African grey parrot named Nigel, who once spoke English with a British accent and had returned home after a four-year absence, began asking for someone named “Larry” and speaking Spanish.
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