Book Discussion on The Torture Memos

David Cole talked about the book he edited, The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (New Press; September 1, 2009). In his book he… read more

David Cole talked about the book he edited, The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (New Press; September 1, 2009). In his book he collects the memos released by the Justice Department on April 16, 2009, relating to the CIA’s use of interrogation techniques in the war on terrorism. They were originally issued in secret by the Office of Legal Counsel between 2002 and 2005. After his presentation and presentations by each member of a panel of legal experts, they discussed whether Justice Department lawyers, in providing support for the techniques, should be held accountable for advocating torture. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Mitt Regan moderated. 

David Cole, professor of law at Georgetown University, is the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation and the author of Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism.

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Book Discussion on The Torture Memos

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Oct 31, 2009
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  • Oct 31, 2009 | 3:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 01, 2009 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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