Derisive diatribes about the state of the nation, nation states and swerving leftward
14 January 2009
Dealing with the Bush legacy
WaPo today is full of articles on U.S. torture. On page A-1, Sasan Crawford, the top Bush administration official in charge of determining whether detainees should stand trial, states explicity that "we tortured Qahtani." On A-8, former lieutenant-colonel Vandeveld says that evidence in the terror cases is a complete mess with much evidence missing or apparently destroyed. Hopefully, the new president can turn this all around.