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Bush End Game
George W. Bush's presidency since 2007

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George W. Bush's presidency from 2005-06

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George W. Bush's presidency, 2000-04

Who Is Bob Gates?
The secret world of Defense Secretary Gates

2004 Campaign
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Behind Colin Powell's Legend
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Recounting the controversial campaign.

Media Crisis
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The Clinton Scandals
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Nazi Echo
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The Dark Side of Rev. Moon
Rev. Sun Myung Moon and American politics.

Contra Crack
Contra drug stories uncovered

Lost History
America's tainted historical record

The October Surprise "X-Files"
The 1980 election scandal exposed.

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Ray McGovern Talks about Torture

November 14, 2009

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern says the Bush administration invited devastating consequences with its “demonic” descent into torture.

During a Nov. 12 speech at the University of Washington in Seattle, McGovern explained how the use of torture – or the administration’s preferred euphemism, “enhanced interrogation techniques” – not only violated international law and American principles but produced unreliable information that helped lead the United States into a disastrous war in Iraq.

(The story summary continues below.)

To read an op-ed that McGovern wrote in preparation for his trip to the Pacific Northwest, click here. For his schedule for other talks, go to the Web site for the Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture.

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