Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's official: Bush ran the torture presidency

If you haven't read these blog posts from the last few days, they are stellar and shocking. Two of the best writers going, commenting on last week's Senate Armed Service Committee's report on the Bush administration's involvement in torture: "The Torture Presidency" by Scott Horton of Harper's and
Glenn Greenwald's post on Monday on the same matter. The Senate Committee unanimously voted in support of its conclusions, including John McCain, recent Presidential nominee. Greenwald, for one, speaks to the surreal state of affairs where the Blagojevich circus is preoccupying the media and a report which essentially labels Bush, Rumsfeld et al. as war criminals goes largely unreported. Well, some are still giving the Bush administration fits on such matters:

Both Horton and Greenwald are must reads.