Larry Siems, principal author on the ACLU project The Torture Report, discusses his effort to summarize the thousands of Bush administration torture documents obtained through FOIA requests, the dozens of US citizens targeted for extrajudicial assassination by the Obama administration, John Durham’s long investigation into the CIA’s destruction of torture tapes and the massive opposition within the FBI and other agencies against torture.
MP3 here. (18:28)
Larry Siems works with the ACLU on The Torture Report, an initiative of the ACLU’s National Security Project that aims to give the full account of the Bush administration’s torture program. It will bring together information from government documents, investigations, press reports, witness statements and other publications into a single narrative – one that is updated regularly and subject to critical review and improvement as it unfolds.