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“Letter From Loretto” - Jun 2, 2013

“Letter From Loretto” from John Kiriakou, Federal Prisoner for Informing Americans about CIA torture program. Greetings from the Federal Correctional Institution at Loretto, Pennsylvania. I arrived here on February 28, 2013 to serve a 30 month sentence for violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982. At least that’s what the government wants people to […]

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Bush and Obama: War Crimes or Lawful Wars? - Nov 17, 2011

http://www.debatingtaboos.org/2011/11/bush-and-obama-war-crimes-or-lawful-wars/ DEBATING TABOOS: Bush and Obama: War Crimes or Lawful Wars? For Immediate Release: Nov. 3, 2011 Who: Ralph Nader; Center for Study of Responsive Law When: Friday, November 18, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. What: Bush/Obama: War Crimes or Lawful Wars? Where: 1530 P St NW, Washington, DC – Carnegie Institution building Contact: Katherine Raymond, 202-387-8030, kraymond@csrl.org (Washington, D.C.) – […]

Did Tenet Hide Key 9/11 Info? - Aug 17, 2011

August 16, 2011 By Ray McGovern (Thanks to Mr. McGovern for permission to reprint) Bulletin for those of you who get your information only from the New York Times, the Washington Post and other outlets of the Fawning Corporate Media (FCM): Former White House counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke has accused ex-CIA Director George Tenet of […]

Second Court allows another Rumsfeld torture case to go forward. - Aug 11, 2011

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago has rendered a ruling in Rumsfeld’s attempt to dismiss the case based on immunity. The court has rejected the argument and nobody should be surprised that torture apologist David Rivkin is firing back by insulting the judges themselves. “Having judges second-guess the decisions made by the […]

Former Counterterrorism Czar Accuses Tenet, Other CIA Officials of Cover-Up - Aug 11, 2011

Thursday 11 August 2011 by: Jason Leopold, Truthout | (Note from CheneyWatch.org: Support Truthout today with a financial contribution. Great journalism deserves your support) Richard Clarke, the former counterterrorism czar, speaks to filmmakers John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski about crucial intelligence involving two 9/11 hijackers he believes ex-CIA Director George Tenet and others concealed. With […]

Richard Clarke: CIA tried to recruit 9/11 hijackers - Aug 11, 2011

The Daily Beast is a bit more mainstream than your average news blog sites. Today they are reporting that former Counterterrorism official, Richard Clarke, is accusing the CIA and George Tenet of a cover-up in recruiting the 9/11 hijackers. George Tenet of course has denied these accusations. “former CIA Director George Tenet and two former […]

Canadian Activists Vow to Arrest George W. Bush in October - Aug 10, 2011

Apparently Canadians haven’t forgotten George W Bush’s crimes. Surrey BC Mayor Diane Watts forewarned of torture issues with George W Bush Invite in October by Peace Activists Surrey BC Canada May 2 2011: WeAreChangeVancouver has just released new video of Surrey BC Mayor Diane Watts’s Office being notified by Peace Activists of her impending complicity […]

Darcus Howe on BBC-London burns as talking head fogs - Aug 9, 2011

Darcus Howe is a West Indian writer and broadcast who was asked to share his thoughts on BBC about the London riots. Not being a fool’s tool, Howe immediately tied the chaos to the ignorance of British leaders and the anchor wasn’t going to have any of that without a fight. She had to jump […]

U.S. seeks to contain ‘top secret’ evidence in Mehanna trial - Aug 9, 2011

Laurel Sweet of the Boston Herald has just published a report on the DOJ’s use of state secrets arguments in prosecuting Tarek Mehanna. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. is beseeching a federal judge in Boston not to release to an accused Sudbury terrorist’s lawyers the evidence prosecutors that have amassed against him under the […]

Gadhafi Officials: Nato bombs kill 85 civilians - Aug 9, 2011

Gadhafi Officials: NATO Bombs Kill 85 Civilians Posted By Jeremy Sapienza On August 9, 2011 @ 7:37 am Read Anti-War.com Article In what could be the single deadliest NATO attack since the Western war on Libya’s Gadhafi regime began in May, 85 civilians were killed in a cluster of farmhouses in Majar, according to Libyan […]

HRW: Obama broke law not prosecuting Bush & Cheney - Aug 9, 2011

Human Rights Watch has stated its position on the Obama Administration’s lack of justice in the cases of Richard Bruce Cheney and George Walker Bush for war crimes and authorizing war crimes

London riots!!! Tired of police brutality - Aug 9, 2011

London falls into chaos as citizens react to the shooting of a a 29yr old father. Riots are spreading to other cities including Manchester and Liverpool.

Despite New Denials by Rumsfeld, Evidence Shows US Military Used Waterboarding-Style Torture - Aug 6, 2011

Friday 5 August 2011 by: Jeffrey Kaye, Truthout | Report Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, DC. Rumsfeld has recently denied knowledge of any waterboarding by US military personnel taking place at Guantanamo Bay. (Photo: Gage Skidmore) In the controversy over whether torture, especially waterboarding, was used […]

Countdown-New details on Bush torture - Aug 5, 2011

Case against Donald Rumsfeld moves forward. Torture program extends far beyond black sites or Abu Ghraib.

Koch Products - Aug 5, 2011

Koch Industry Gasoline: Chevron Union Union 76 Conoco Koch Industry/Georgia-Pacific Products: Angel Soft toilet paper Brawny paper towels Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups Mardi Gras napkins and towels Quilted Northern toilet paper Soft ‘n Gentle toilet paper Sparkle napkins Vanity fair napkins Zee napkins Koch Industry/Invista Products: COMFOREL® fiberfill COOLMAX® fabric CORDURA® fabric DACRON® […]

LIST OF FOXNEWS ADVERTISERS-07-2011 - Aug 5, 2011

LIST OF FOXNEWS ADVERTISERS-CURRENT AARP Medicare Supplemental Insurance Amway Global “Anything Goes” CD Audi Diesel BMW Baron & Budd P.C. Benadryl Binder & Binder Broadview Security Bush’s Baked Beans Capitalone.com Celadrin (joint health) Chef Michael’s Canine Creations Chevrolet Citracal Direct-TV Dove Deep Moisturizer Easy Water (water softener) Expedia Fidelity Investments Ford Motor FreeCreditReport.com Geico Goldline […]

Know thy Opponent Part Trois - Aug 5, 2011

The Enemies Within: The 20 Most Dangerous Conservatives And Their OrganizationsBy Stephen D. Foster Jr.America has enemies. Not just abroad, but within our shores as well. And our domestic enemies, as it turns out, are MORE dangerous and destructive than the terrorists could ever hope to be. Because while the terrorists want to destroy us, […]

CheneyWatch site reboot 2011 - Aug 5, 2011

It has been ten years since a group of people took over key parts of the United States. First, in December of 2000, the Supreme Court handed the office of the Presidency to George W. Bush. The verdict came down in Dec 2000. The consequences continue to this day. By this time 10 years ago, […]

The Fraud that is Liz Cheney - Jan 13, 2010

There is little to be surprised about when it comes to the Cheney clique. I always can predict the garbage that will come out of the mouths of Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney, Frank Gaffney, Ron Christie, Mary Matalin, David Rivkin, and others associated with the disgraced former Vice President. These tools are entirely without compunction […]

Eric Holder announces KSM to go on trial - Nov 14, 2009

Italian Court convicts CIA agents for their role in rendition of cleric - Nov 4, 2009

As of today, there are 23 agents who are international fugitives after an Italian court ruled in the abduction of a cleric in Milan. NYTimes Article:An Italian judge sentenced 23 Americans to up to eight years in prison on Wednesday for the abduction of a Muslim cleric, in a symbolic condemnation of the CIA “rendition” […]

FBI Interview with Dick Cheney- Thank you C.R.E.W. and Melanie Sloan - Nov 4, 2009

First, here are the documents that have been released by the FBI detailing the interview with Dick Cheney:Cheney Interview TranscriptFBI Outline NotesFBI Interview NotesBIG THANKS: To Melanie Sloan and the hard workers at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) for their tireless effort to keep accountability and access a priority. Without their effort […]

Spanish Judge continues investigation into Cheney admin torture - Sep 8, 2009

Andy Worthington has a good new article on Judge Baltasar Garzon’s investigation of John Yoo, Alberto Gonzales, Donald Rumsfeld and others who set up the U.S. Guantanamo interrogations. Read Article The investigation is being defined within the “universal jurisdiction” and whether a judge in Spain has the authority to investigate foreign leaders. Before this notion […]

Cheney gets his wish, sorta - Aug 24, 2009

http://www.cheneywatch.org/documents/torture/cia-ksm-docs08242009.pdfThe documents Cheney requested are now released, redacted of course, and they do little to foster his view. Reading over the reports above, its clear to see that normal interrogation techniques were clearly productive. There is no portion of these reports, unredacted portions, that defend Cheney’s views on torture as necessary and fruitful.If you see […]

CIA Inspector Report released - Aug 24, 2009

http://www.cheneywatch.org/documents/torture/cia_oig_report.pdfHere is the long awaited report. Many new details have been released. We are reading the document and will elaborate the details here. And we will publish the news coverage related to this story. Stay tuned….

Documents By Chronology: - Aug 15, 2009

Documents By Chronology:The attacks on September 11, 2001 were the catalyst for the “war on terror”– and for a legal revolution in assertions of broad powers for the Commander-in-Chief. In this chronological library of 34 documents, it is possible to chart the decision-making that led to interrogations of prisoners in U.S. custody that were “at […]

John Kiriakou changes his tune - Aug 9, 2009

John Kiriakou changes his tune After some reflection former CIA agent John Kiriakou has modified his view about the torture of Abu Zubaydah. He apparently didn’t realize that there wasn’t just one session of torture, but 83 sessions of torture. If one round of torture worked, Kiriakou seems to argue that he would at least […]

Get Active! - Jul 12, 2009

Let your voice be heard.  Write:Whitehouse: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/U.S. Senate: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfmU.S. House of Representatives: https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtmlU.S. Department of Justice:  http://www.usdoj.gov/ag/ American Civil Liberties Union:  http://www.aclu.org/Get involved:   http://www.aclu.org/safefree/torture/index.htmlSubmit evidence of torture: http://www.aclu.org/accountability/action.html Petitions against torture: http://www.democrats.com/iraq-torture-petition Donate:ACLU:  http://action.aclu.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FJ_donationhomeInfo and activism: www.IndictBushNow.org

SCOTUS hates accountability regarding CIA Leak Case - Jun 22, 2009

Today we learn that the Supreme Court of the United States will not hear the appeal filed by Valerie Plame and Joseph Wilson in their case against Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby, Richard Armitage, and others. The decision marks yet another example of the unaccountable government you live under in the United States. The illusion of […]

The Tyranny of YouTube - Jun 22, 2009

Well friends we have enjoyed many months of service at YouTube under our ‘youtube.com/cheneywatch’ address. This afternoon we had the account suspended for posting the latest JibJab video that was aired at the Radio and Television Correspondence Dinner last Friday night, June 19th. Barack Obama spoke right after and was then followed by John Hodgman. […]

Whitehouse Condemns Nation’s”Descent into Torture”During Bush Years - Jun 11, 2009

Sheldon Whitehouse laid the truth on the Senate floor the other night: Full text from Sen. Whitehouse site at Senate.gov June 9, 2009 Mr. WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I wish to now change the subject and speak about an incident that is not part of anybody’s proud heritage and that is the evidence we have recently […]

Remarks of US Senator Carl Levin at the Foreign Policy Association - May 30, 2009

Thank you, Tim, for that introduction, and my thanks to the Foreign Policy Association for inviting me to be here tonight. It is an honor to speak to the members of an organization who have added so much to our nation’s foreign policy debate over the years.With Video

The Truth About Richard Bruce Cheney - May 18, 2009

(Thanks to our friends’ site: NoQuarterUSA.net for heads up on this.  Thank you to Steve Clemons for allowing us reprint the full text with Col. Wilkerson’s and Steve Clemons’ express permission from The Washington Note.)This is a guest post exclusive to The Washington Note by Col. Lawrence B. Wilkerson, who is former chief of staff […]

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity memo to Obama - May 2, 2009

Torture is one of those accumulated evils. Violating domestic laws like the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 is another. You were right to unceremoniously jettison former CIA director Michael Hayden, who betrayed the thousands of NSA professionals who, until he directed that domestic law could be ignored, had adhered scrupulously to the 1978 FISA law as NSA’s “First Commandment”—Thou Shalt Not Eavesdrop on Americans Without a Court Warrant.

Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon continues inquiry - Apr 17, 2009

Reuters is reporting that Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon is going to continue with investigation of the Cheney/Bush Administration officials involved with torture at Guantanamo. Earlier in the day, the Spanish Attorney General moved to dismiss the charges.This is on the heels of the Obama Administration’s grand failure to keep the promise of accountability and his […]

Secret Torture Memos released - Apr 16, 2009

Secret Torture Memos have been released by the Obama Administration. These memos show the administration did willfully violate U.S. law and international laws and treaties by seeking to give legal cover for interrogation techniques that clearly cross the line into illegal treatment of detainees.Here are the memos by Jay Bybee and Steven G. BradburyMemo OneMemo […]

Red Cross report now available – Danner on Maddow - Apr 9, 2009

Mark Danner appeared on Rachel Maddow to discuss the now released report from the International Red Cross Available hereDanner’s journalism is top notch. Thanks Mark.

Larry Wilkerson on Rachel Maddow covering the Cheney Administration - Mar 20, 2009

Larry Wilkerson appeared on Rachel Maddow with amazing insight to the Bush/Cheney administration:

Mark Danner’s appearance on Washington Journal - Mar 17, 2009

Mark Danner appeared on Washington Journal. Unfortunately I didn’t know until he was about half way through. He’s a solid reporter and knows his beat.But one of the key sections was responding to a caller who rattled off the pablum of the Bush apologists regarding the Geneva Conventions.Here’s Mark Danner’s recent articleand

Will Canada arrest George Bush when he visits today? - Mar 17, 2009

Will Canada arrest George Bush when he visits Calgary today?Canada has laws regarding people suspected of war crimes visiting their country.Stay tuned to see if they’ll act on them with war criminal suspect George W Bush.

Ari Fleischer prolongs Cheney Bush lies about war - Mar 13, 2009

Former White House spokesmodel Ari Fleischer has continued his duty as lying mouthpiece for the Cheney Bush administration’s campaign to launch war on Iraq. Fleischer has been making the rounds to revise history and spit shine the turd legacy of the Cheney Bush administration.But this week he visited Chris Matthews and tried to pull this […]

Shoe Throwing Journalist gets 3 year prison sentence - Mar 13, 2009

The Iraqi journalist who fired away 2 shoe shots at disgraced former president George W Bush has been sentenced to 3 years in Iraqi prison. Muntadar al-Zaidi has become a folk hero for his actions which clearly tell us what many think of the Cheney Bush war on their country. So much for “greeted as […]

Italian Court Dismisses Evidence in CIA Rendition Trial citing”State Secrets” - Mar 13, 2009

The Italian Constitutional Court has ruled that prosecutors violated “state secrecy laws” in building their case against Italian and U.S. agents who are accused of extraordinary rendition of Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, aka Abu Omar.Though the case has not been thrown out it has set back the case which resumes hearing on March 18, 2009. […]

Seymour Hersh: The Bush Administration ran”Executive Assassination Ring” - Mar 13, 2009

Seymour Hersh is reporting that the Cheney Bush Administration were operating an “Executive Assassination Ring” under the “Joint Special Operations Command” which reported directly to the White House. Hersh is planning on writing an article on the revelation and spoke of it Tuesday night at the University of Minnesota.Hersh: Bush Admin Ran “Executive Assassination Ring”Mr. […]

Follow Up With Your Local D.A. Now That They Have The Bugliosi Book On Prosecuting Dick&W - Mar 9, 2009

From http://www.peaceteam.net From We want you to know that we are gearing up for actions on many critical and substantive issues, health care, mass media issues, real food safety and more, and we will have much more on all these soon.However, this week there is a special priority. We told you that another activist group […]

Truth and Consequences hearing - Mar 5, 2009

On Wednesday, March 4, 2009, Patrick Leahy convened a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss the creation of a “Truth and Consequences Commission” to hear the abuses and remedies of the George Bush and Dick Cheney administration. Joining this panel were Thomas Pickering, Ret. Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, John Farmer, F.A.O. Schwarz, David […]

Guantanamo report conflicts with earlier testimony - Feb 25, 2009

So now we are hearing that everything at Gitmo is squeaky clean and always was.But wait…what about the previous headlines that a military commission judgeWashington Post headline “Detainee Tortured, Says U.S. Official“We tortured [Mohammed al-]Qahtani,” said Susan J. Crawford, in her first interview since being named convening authority of military commissions by Defense Secretary Robert […]

Richard Perle says…There are no NeoCons - Feb 25, 2009

Well blow me down…there are no such things as neoconservatives. That seems to be the invention of those loony leftist commie pinkos….or so Richard Perle wants you to believe:

Domestic Wiretaps on US citizens - Feb 24, 2009

Will we see a change in the policies of the Bush Administration regarding wiretapping U.S. citizens? In this video clip, AG Eric Holder addresses FISA law and wiretapping. But note FISA still requires the government come to them and state who, what, where, they are searching. But that isn’t what we heard about under Bush […]

Karl Rove Deposition Still On for Monday, Feb. 23 - Feb 21, 2009

A staff member for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said today that the deposition hearing scheduled for Monday, Feb. 23, for Karl Rove, the infamous former political adviser to President George W. Bush, is still on at this point. The Obama administration had sought a two week delay to weigh in on whether former Bush […]