Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The New York Times reports that Judge Jay S. Bybee has issued a statement, defending his August 1, 2002 legal memorandum that purported to provide legal cover to the Bush administration for the use of specified torture techniques, including waterboarding:
Andrew Sullivan has responded with a veritable knockout punch:
Think Progress reports that Judge Bybee has been asked to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee:
Meanwhile in Spain, investigations have begun into the torture practices at Guantanamo, according to Associated Press. Specific focus appears to directed on the Bybee legal memorandum and other "torture memos" prepared for the Bush administration by the Office of Legal Counsel.