Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bush Administration Torture Memos Released (Updated)

This may be of interest to some of you:

Bush Torture Memos Released By Obama: See The Complete Documents


The Huffington Post has obtained the memos and is putting them on the website for the public to view. Please help us read through the material and report back what you find.

Email address for reporting your results at the link, along with statements (excerpts?) from Obama and Patrick Leahy.

I've skimmed them -- so far, it does not look like more than an occasional name or codeword has been redacted. Hurray for Obama.

The documents are displayed through a fancy viewer of some kind. Use the full screen button on the viewer, unless your eyes are way better than mine. If I come across a more readable version, I'll update this post. [UPDATE BELOW]

(Cross-posted on the forums)

[UPDATE] The ACLU has PDFs of the memos, links to which are all gathered up on one handy page, along with some remarks of their own for context, and some other materials. Came across this thanks to Glennzilla, whose post you might want to look at, and whose blog is certain to be a good place to watch for the next few days, even more so than it usually is. Also, hat tip to Jim Newell of Wonkette for pointing me to Glenn -- nice laugh there despite the gruesomeness of this situation.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you for posting this! I am going to read over the documents now...