West Law Report

Gen. Vang Pao’s Last War

Posted in Anti-terrorism law (US), war crime by mrkooenglish on May 11, 2008

Tim Weiner, a reporter and the writer of C.I.A., Legacy of Ashes, wrote in NY Times Magazine today:

The U.S. government relied on Vang Pao and his Hmong soldiers to battle Communism in the jungles of Laos. Why is the Justice Department now calling him a terrorist?

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Philippe Sands: Bush Administration Torture Policies

Posted in Guantánamo, Philippe Sands QC, war crime by mrkooenglish on May 10, 2008

6 May 2008

(8 min)

He speaks before the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Constitution, Civil Rights & Civil Liberties:

Philippe Sands without reservation, states that war crimes were committed by the most senior members of the Bush administration. He is a professor of law at the University College London and recently wrote a book “Torture Team”.

Read his testimony [*.pdf] and his article The Green Light on Vanity Fair (May 2008).

Sands: “Don’t call it a War on Terror”

(4 min)