NYT Editorial Board Demands Criminal Prosecution Of Dick Cheney For CIA Torture Program

Posted by Mike Confino, December 25, 2014

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The New York Times editorial board has called on President Barack Obama and the Justice Department to launch a criminal investigation into the CIA’s use of torture, in a scathing editorial published Sunday.

The board demanded that the investigation look into involvement of former Vice President Dick Cheney, as well as several other former Bush officials, with regards to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report detailing the CIA’s post-Sept. 11 torture program. The 500-page report, released in early December, examined the tactics inflicted upon terrorism suspects, whom interrogators waterboarded to the point of near drowning and rectally rehydrated.

“These are, simply, crimes,” the board wrote.

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