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A Torturer Finally Testifies in Court

Margot Williams The Intercept
The proceedings at a military court in Guantánamo represent the first courtroom appearances by the two psychologists who designed the torture of prisoners at CIA black sites. They sat just yards from a man who was waterboarded 183 times.

15 Years After the Iraq Invasion, What Are the Costs?

Stephanie Savell Other Words
We spend $32 million per hour on wars started during the Bush administration. The economic costs of the war on terror has cost Americans a staggering $5.6 trillion since 2001, when the U.S. invaded Afghanistan.

George Herbert Walker Bush and the Myth of the 'Good' Gulf War

Nora Eisenberg AlterNet
This draws on articles about the 1991 Gulf War the author wrote which drew on the writer's extensive research for her 2008 novel, "When You Come Home" (Curbstone)-- which chronicles the lives of young veterans returning home from Desert Storm.

Green Day - American Idiot (With Lyrics)

Written and performed by British punk rockers Green Day for the George Bush presidency, and appropriately revived for Donald Trump's visit to Great Britain.

Neil Gorsuch Helped Defend Bush Torture Policies

Charlie Savage The New York Times
After visiting Guantanamo, Judge Gorsuch offered the prison operation commander a glowing review. "Being able to see first hand all that you have managed to accomplish with such a difficult and sensitive mission makes my job of helping explain and defend it before the courts all the easier.”
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