Tag Archives: Detention

Novel Torture Techniques

Andrew Sullivan reports on the worst outlet for American creativity: devising new and all-but-deadly ways of torturing war-on-terror detainees. Here, “dryboarding,” practiced on Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, whose detention the Fourth Circuit resoundingly rejected years ago.

Disappointment on Detention: Reviewing President Obama’s Latest Executive Order

There’s a lot to dislike in President Obama’s latest executive order, continuing detention at Guantanamo Bay, and permitting military tribunals to resume for some (as of yet undisclosed) subset of individuals. But let’s keep two things in mind. First, if we’re looking for someone to blame, the target remains Republicans, who’ve blocked any attempt to […]

Fears of a Backslide

America’s briefly improving relationship with war is in danger of a serious backslide — all thanks to a single abortive attack on an airliner. The would-be bomber apparently had ties with a number of former Yemeni Guantanamo detainees, released during the Bush years and known to have returned to terrorism. Although some former detainees have […]

Memo to Politico — Pick a Side! We’re at War!

President Obama has finally secured a federal prison for ex-Guantánamo detainees in the U.S., in Illinois, scoring a sound victory for the notion that Americans will step up to the plate to solve national problems. Naturally, for Politico, this just won’t do. So they’re going after him from both ends. Either Obama is continuing indefinite […]


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