MY RECENT POSTS
- Bush Speech Writer Makes Jack
Bauer Look Reasonable
January 21, 2010 07:52PM
- What Do We Lose by Mirandizing
January 06, 2010 06:36PM
- If You Believe Guantanamo
Makes Us Safer You Should Have
November 19, 2009 03:00PM
- Khadr Case Goes Nowhere at
October 07, 2009 06:54PM
- Two Retired Generals Denounce
Former Vice President Cheney
September 11, 2009 03:02PM
David Danzig's Links
Choosing a Court
More than seven years after U.S. forces picked up a 15-year-old boy in a remote Afghan town and accused him of throwing a grenade at a U.S. soldier, the U.S. government appears to be on the verge of deciding where to give him his day… Read full post »
It’s not every day that retired generals denounce a Vice President. But two distinguished military leaders felt compelled to speak out against Mr. Cheney’s support of torture, in an op-ed in today’s Miami Herald.
General Charles C. Krulak and General Joseph P. Hoar have… Read full post »
Have you heard of Ishmael? He is the bogeyman of Washington Post
columnist Richard Cohen.
In his column today, Cohen says that Ishmael, a fictionalized "terrorist or a suicide bomber or anything you want" who the U.S. will capture one day, won't talk because the Obama administration has outlawed the… Read full post »
Earlier this month I sat in the observer box in an
air-conditioned court room in Guantánamo Bay, wondering what
it would be like if commission proceedings designed to try
suspected terrorists lived up to the old U.S. Army recruiting
slogan, "Be all you can be."
Could President Obama and the U.S… Read full post »
David Danzig is at Guantanamo Bay this week observing military commissions.
Guantánamo Bay, July 15, 2009 --- Imagine for a moment that you are Richard Federico, the Navy Lieutenant charged with defending Mohammed Kamin, a man that the U.S. government has reportedly held at Guantá… Read full post »
David Danzig is at Guantanamo Bay this week observing
Guantánamo Bay, July 16, 2009: At 1:40 PM the court room was prepared for motions to be heard against five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks, except that one of the detainees was talking with his attorney in such… Read full post »
Guantánamo Bay, July 15, 2009: As the Obama
administration and Congress mull reinventing for the third time a
legal system to try terrorism suspects, three hearings were held
today at Guantánamo Bay in the military commission cases of
Omar Khadr, Mohammed Kamin, and Ibrahim al Qosi.
The… Read full post »
Guantánamo Bay, July 14, 2009: Navy Captain John Murphy,
the chief military prosecutor at Guantánamo Bay, announced
today that military prosecutors were ready to proceed with cases
against 66 of the more than 220 security detainees held at the
naval facility in Guantánamo Bay.
Spe… Read full post »
According to Ali Soufan, an FBI interrogator, waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation" procedures actually caused a key Al Qaeda operative to clam up, not provide actionable intelligence as former Vice President Dick Cheney and others have claimed.… Read full post »
Soon after the Obama Administration released documents which showed that the CIA had used waterboarding hundreds of times on two high level Al Qaeda detainees, I received a phone call from former FBI Special Agent Joe Navarro.… Read full post »
Too bad Senator Jay Rockefeller did not get a casting call for the 7th season of "24" (which is going on right now).
In this season, Jack Bauer - the hero of the program - is brought before a senate investigative committee for… Read full post »
Senior Bush administration officials - like former Vice President Dick Cheney - continue to insist that the use of abusive interrogation techniques like waterboarding has saved American lives.… Read full post »
Soon after the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay was established to lock up "the most dangerous men in the world," Pentagon leadership put detention and interrogation operations under the command of Major General Geoffrey Miller, an infantry officer and artillery specialist.… Read full post »
Interrogators are lauding President Obama for signing an executive order that will shut down secret CIA prisons and place the use of coercive interrogation techniques completely off limits.
"[The order] closes an unconscionable period in our history, in which those who knew least, professed to know… Read full post »
The torture-filled FOX network TV program "24" began on Sunday night. "24" shows more scenes of abusive interrogation than any other program on TV. It can be seen - in some respects - as a one-hour advertisement for torture. Torture always works and virtually every episode shows at… Read full post »