In my third (wow!) Koufax nomination, Discourse.net is nominated for The Koufax Awards: Best Series for my item on the Bybee Torture Memo.
This isn't like my other nominations, where although I'm delighted to be in their company, I think other people so clearly deserve to win that it would be a travesty to vote for me. I could cope with this one.
So, please, if you liked the series, go vote — once.
Oddly, even though the nomination is for a series, it doesn't mention the several related items I wrote, including:
- Apologia Pro Tormento: Analyzing the First 56 Pages of the Walker Working Group Report (aka the Torture Memo) which may have been the best of the bunch.
- Deconstruction of Torture Memo's Analysis of Criminal Intent
- Why The Bybee Memo Reads Like a One-Sided Brief: It Was (for the CIA)
- Experts Agree! OLC Botched Work on Torture!
- Were the Torture Memos Just Normal Lawyering?
- Torture Memo Enthusiastically Approved at Highest Levels; CIA Getting Cold Feet
- Administration: Torture Memos Inoperative
- Torture: Wrong Yesterday, Wrong Today, Wrong Tomorrow
- Another How-To-Torture Memo
- Yoo, Unrepentant
- Bush Ordered “Humane” Treatment in Feb. 2002. Then What?
Update: The nice people at Wampum have included the whole list now.
Michael, would you like me to add those in? I just posted the one included in your nomination, and didn’t think to look for others.
I voted…where’s my sticker?
I’d be interested to learn how the Yoo/Bybee/Gonzalez legal advices about torture coincided with Maj-Gen.Miller’s posting to Gitmo. I suppose it’s too much to hope that his orders (a) were written and (b) will ever become available.
“Twenty-three terror suspects tried to hang or strangle themselves at the US military base in Guantanamo Bay during a mass protest in 2003, the military confirmed today.
The incidents came during the same year the camp suffered a rash of suicide attempts after Major General Geoffrey Miller took command of the prison with a mandate to get more information from prisoners accused of links to al-Qaeda or the ousted Afghan Taliban regime that sheltered it.”
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