Chris Floyd, author of Empire Burlesque – High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium, discusses how the Obama administration maintains the Bush policy of using a “state secrets” privilege to prevent torture lawsuits, the suspension of British torture trials following U.S. threats of withholding terrorism information, the new business-as-usual CIA chief Leon Panetta and the little-known history and disastrous consequences of U.S. meddling in Somalia.
MP3 here. (39:06)
Chris Floyd operates a website and blog at chris-floyd.com. He is the author of Empire Burlesque – High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium.