Jay Bybee has been a federal judge in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Las Vegas for 6 years. He was little noticed until the release of a memo written by Bybee when he was head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. The memo gave protection to what the Bush administration called harsh interrogation and what others call torture. Liberal groups have called for Bybee’s impeachment.
The techniques excused by Bybee included waterboarding, sleep deprivation, beatings, and confinement in small boxes. In 2002, Bybee advised the Central Intelligence Agendy that they could use the tactics against Abu Zubaydah, a leader of al-Qaida. Bybee said that the techniques were not torture, because there was “no intent to cause severe pain or suffering.”
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From The Christian Science Monitor:
Washington – House Democrats are hunkering down for a long siege with President Bush over his administration’s terrorist surveillance program.
Democrats are aiming to rein in the White House’s power to wiretap without a warrant and assert “state secrecy” in key court battles.
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Wednesday, May 23rd!!! What’s Wednesday, May 23rd? Well, it’s the day my car payment is due, but that’s not what’s important. It’s also the day that Monica Goodling testifies before the House Judiciary Committee!!! Do you have any idea what this means? Well, for one thing, I will have a lot more pictures of her to play around with. But, almost as good as that, she has been granted limited immunity, so she could very well seal the fate of her boss, Alberto
Stick-A-Fork-In-Me-I’m-Done Gonzales and, perhaps, Karl My-Fingerprints-Are-All-Over-This Rove!
Do you think there might be a little tension in the House chamber?
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