March 31, 2009

Part 1

Ron Suskind Interview

Rachel Maddow on the recent decision by a Spanish court to look into allegations of torture by former Bush administration officials. Ron Suskind, author of Way of the World notes that we always knew the Bush administration's defense of torture would break down as soon as the fear of retribution was lifted from those that might speak out about what happened.

From Perrspectives: Growing Blowback for Bush Torture Team:

The past 48 hours have not been kind to the architects of the Bush administration's regime of detainee torture. In the UK, British police are investigating whether its MI5 intelligence service was complicit in the torture of former Guantanamo prisoner Binyam Mohammed. Meanhile, a Spanish court is poised to launch a criminal probe of Alberto Gonzales, John Yoo and four other Bush administration officials over their roles in crafting the legal framework condoning U.S. torture. And in a devastating piece in Sunday's Washington Post, Americans learned that the waterboarding of Bush all-star terror detainee Abu Zubaida "foiled no plots" and "produced false leads."

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