Looking Forward On Torture

The State Department has released a February 2006 internal memo from then-Counselor Philip Zelikow opposing Bush-era authorization for torture by the CIA, although it was previously thought to have been destroyed.

Abu Zubaida, waterboarded 83 times, CIA Interrogation Photo via National Security Archive

When the Obama administration declassified the “Torture Memos” in 2009, Zelikow went public about the existence of this memo, which concluded that the CIA could no longer legally conduct their “enhanced interrogations” of terror suspects.

Zelikow argues the “enhanced interrogation” of the Bush administration constitutes war crimes.


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