Allan Nairn, author of the article “The Torture Ban That Doesn’t Ban Torture” on Counterpunch.org, discusses the Executive Order that does indeed ban torture under limited and specific conditions, how torture under U.S. auspices is legal if the work is outsourced to foreigners, the possible complicity of human rights groups in allowing the continuation of extraordinary renditions and the alarming history of Dennis Blair, Obama’s new national intelligence director.
MP3 here. (39:40)
Allan Nairn is an investigative reporter and “News and Comment” blogger at allannairn.com. His recent article “The Torture Ban That Doesn’t Ban Torture” is available at Counterpunch.org.