Monthly Archives: July 2006

Debunking The “Ticking Bomb” Argument For Torture

Alan Dershowitz uses the "ticking bomb" scenario to justify torture. Though Dershowitz makes other equally flimsy excuses to justify torture, the so-called "ticking bomb" scenario is the one that has the most emotional appeal. This is also the argument trotted out … Continue reading

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The Dark Prison

According to Human Rights Watch, the Bush Administration has operated a secret prison near Kabul, Afghanistan since 2002. The secret prison is affectionately known as "The Dark Prison". It has served as the drop off point for detainees captured in … Continue reading

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    "Outlawed" is a video created by WITNESS and tells the story of torture and extraordinary rendition practiced by the Bush Administration. According to WITNESS: "Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition, Torture and Disappearances in the ‘War on Terror’" tells the stories … Continue reading

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The War On Terrorism Exception To International Treaties

    Two months after the United Nations Committee Against Torture released its report criticizing the Bush’s Administration’s use of torture, the United Nations Human Rights Committee followed up with its own report. The committee criticized the United States for … Continue reading

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We Have Ways Of Making You Talk!!!

In the spring of 2002, the Bush Administration scored a major coup against al Qaeda. The third ranking member of al Qaeda, Abu Zubaydah, was captured in a daring raid in Pakistan. This surely was a major blow to the … Continue reading

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