Dual Loyalties

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Saturday, August 07, 2004

Douglas Feith behind Abu GhraibTorture

130 Jurists Condemn White House Torture Memos - by Jim Lobe: "'The most senior lawyers in the Department of Justice, the White House, Department of Defense and the vice president' sought to justify actions that violate the most basic rights of all human beings,' according to the jurists' statement.
Among those who have been named in published accounts as responsible for the memos include former Asst. Attorney General Jay Bybee who is now a federal judge; the Pentagon's general counsel, William Haynes II, who has been nominated for a federal judgeship; Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Douglas Feith; the former head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), Jack Goldsmith; and John Yoo, one of his deputies in the OLC. "