5.21.2009

Bombshell Report Ties Gonzo to Torture, Months before "Authorization"

From DKos' :

NPR is reporting today that significant new information has emerged per an ACLU FOIA request directly tying Alberto Gonzales, in his role at White House Counsel, to the torture of Abu Zubaydah. This confirms ex-FBI agent Ali Soufan's account in last week's Senate hearing that Zubaydah was subject to torture from at least April to June of 2002 (when Soufan left the interrogation team).

NPR reports that contractor James Mitchell was in regular contact with the White House in the spring of 2002...

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Apparently Gonzales was deciding nearly every day in early 2002 what the law was by authorizing torture. And chances are pretty good he was being backed up by Cheney and Addington.

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