Thursday, April 10, 2008


White House Micromanage torture According to an ABC report, top Bush aides, including Condi Rice, micromanaged the torture of terrorist suspects from the White House basement.

Top Bush aides oversaw torture sessions

Fri, 11 Apr 2008 05:51:41

Discussions on torture were so detailed, that some interrogation sessions were virtually choreographed by a White House advisory group, ABC's sources told reporters in a program aired on Wednesday.

The torture advisory group included then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, then-defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, then-secretary of state Colin Powell, then-CIA director George Tenet and then-attorney general John Ashcroft and Vice President Dick Cheney ABC's sources said.

The advisory group also approved the use of "combined" interrogation techniques -- using different techniques during interrogations, instead of using one method at a time -- on terrorist suspects who proved difficult to break, sources said.

As the national security adviser, Rice chaired the meetings, which took place in the White House Situation Room and were typically attended by most of the principals or their deputies, reports Jan Crawford Greenburg and a text version posted on ABC site by Greenburg, Howard L. Rosenberg and Ariane de Vogue.

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Anonymous said...

Ms Rice has been invited to a $500 a plate dinner function at the University of Calgary on May 13. Canada's law compels barring or prosecution of any "credibly accused" war criminal. However, the Canadian government led by Stephen Harper, was the most pro-Bush neocon regime in the western world, and refuses to implement the law. George Bush also came to Calgary on March 17. An attempted citizen's arrest by Indigenous activist John Splitting the Sky Hill, was prevented by police who repeatedly assaulted Mr. Hill and charged him. Further information can be found at:
Please spread the word. Support is urgently required as the story has been largely suppressed by media.

Bill Corcoran said...

Anonymous: Thanks for your comment and thanks for the link and information on Mr. Hill. I hope someone picks up on this.