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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Friday, November 04, 2005

The evil that never stops.

Vice President Dick Cheney made an unusual personal appeal to Republican senators this week to allow CIA exemptions to a proposed ban on the torture of terror suspects in U.S. custody, according to participants in a closed-door session.

Elsewhere: (AUDIO of NPR piece)

Another shocking accusation by former administration insider Lawrence Wilkerson appears to be going under the media radar today.

On NPR yesterday, the former chief of staff to the secretary of state said that he had uncovered a "visible audit trail" tracing the practice of prisoner abuse by U.S. soldiers directly back to Vice President Cheney's office.

UPDATE: The link for the second quote no longer works. Try this link now. It was from Froomkin's column White house briefing, title "Another Thunderbolt from Wilkerson."


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