Torture memos

Since the initial revelation of these documents, other communications related to the use of torture to coerce or intimidate detainees during the Bush administration have been divulged. Retrieved March 22, This section concludes by emphasizing the potential value of the information he could provide, as well as his likely strong ability to resist standard interrogation techniques. Retrieved 24 May Law and Judgement Inside the Bush Administration.

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While I have declined to adopt OPR's findings of misconduct, I fear that John Yoo's loyalty to his own ideology and convictions clouded his view of his obligation to his client and led him to author opinions which reflected torturs own extreme, although sincerely held, views of executive power while speaking for an institutional client.

Xenakis, an assistant editor at The National Interest. Yoo's writings and areas of interest have fallen into three broad areas: In addressing reports of his regrets, he said in the same article that he would have done some things differently, such as togture and sharpening the analysis of some of his answers, to help the public better understand in retrospect the basis for his conclusions.

Retrieved 24 May Reflecting afterward on the Torture Memos as a cautionary tale, Goldsmith wrote in his memoir:. Archived from the original PDF on November 6, In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikinews Wikisource.

The Torture Memos and Accountability

It suggests that a jury would likely act contrary to law out of misunderstanding by finding such an individual guilty regardless. He was responding to the president's reported request for a legal opinion on the U.

In Maythe CIA requested new legal opinions about the interrogation techniques it was using. This is the primary "torture memo", which defines the Department of Justice's DOJ interpretation of torture.

War in Afghanistan Iraq War Symbolism of terrorism. Retrieved June 16, Inquiry Suggests no Charges". The memo examines the ratification history, and cites U. During andYoo published two books with Oxford University Press.

Barack Obama releases Bush administration torture memos | US news | The Guardian

It is relied upon heavily by the subsequent "torture memos". The main explanation is fear [of a new attack]. The memo states that, through an analysis of those cases, "courts are tortufe to take a totality-of-the-circumstances approach, and will look to an entire course of conduct, to determine whether certain acts will violate Section A. They advised the Central Intelligence Agencythe United States Department of Defenseand the president on the use of enhanced interrogation techniques: In addition to these memos issued by the OLC to executive agencies, internal memos were written related to the use of torture in interrogation of detainees; for instance, in and todture, Donald RumsfeldSecretary of Defensesigned several memos authorizing "Special Interrogation Plans" for specific detainees held at Guantanamo Bay in an attempt to gain more information from them.

Rumsfeld found Common Article 3 applicable to the conflict with al Qaeda. He said it undermined "democratic accountability and respect for the law".

Obama releases Bush torture memos

In the future, some government may build the case necessary to prosecute them in a foreign court, or in an international court. He wrote a memo to the DOD on March tortue,concluding that "federal laws against torture, assault and maiming would not apply to the overseas interrogation of terror suspects".

This article is about the American attorney John Yoo. Retrieved May 6, Retrieved March 22, In foreign relations, Tofture has argued that the original understanding of the Constitution gives the President the authority to use armed force abroad without congressional authorization, subject to Congress's power of the purse; that treaties do not generally have domestic torrture force without implementing legislation; and that courts are functionally ill-suited to intervene in foreign policy disputes between the President and Congress.

Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: Retrieved July 30, Retrieved February 28, Waterboarding is Never Acceptable Regardless of the Circumstances". Archived copy as title All pages needing factual verification Wikipedia articles needing factual verification from May CS1 maint: In an opinion piece in the WSJmdmos criticized the Clinton administration for misusing the privilege to protect the personal, rather than official, activities of the President, such as in the Monica Lewinsky affair.

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