Torture Tales and Obama Hogging the Log
Two alleged al-Qaida members, including self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, said that they gave false information to CIA interrogators while being tortured, according to transcripts of court hearings held at Guantanamo Bay detailed in today’s Los Angeles Times and Politico. The CIA defended its interrogation tactics to the Times.
Also, despite transparency promises, the Obama administration is blocking media efforts to get access to the Secret Service’s log of White House visitors, MSNBC reports. Federal judges have twice ruled the records are public, but like its predecessor, the administration is arguing that the log is a presidential record and thus not subject to freedom of information laws.
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