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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
Length in days of the sentence Russian blogger Alexei Navalny served for leading an opposition rally last year:
Israeli researchers developed software that evaluates the depression of bloggers.
It was revealed that reading material recovered during the U.S. raid of Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan included Popular Science, Time, silk-screening instructions, and a suicide-prevention manual called “Is It the Heart You Are Asking?”
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”