Scott Horton Interviews Cora Currier

Scott Horton, May 14, 2012

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Journalist Cora Currier discusses her article “Timeline: How Obama Compares to Bush on Torture, Surveillance and Detention;” the government’s claim that there is oversight for the unprecedented expansion of executive power (it just can’t be verified because of state secrets); Obama’s duplicity on telecom immunity and his broken promise to prosecute the “warrantless wiretapping” Bush administration officials; evidence that CIA black sites are not actually closed; continuing proxy-torture with extraordinary renditions; and Obama’s legal case for drones strikes and assassinating US citizens.

MP3 here. (20:09)

Cora Currier is an fellow at ProPublica. was previously on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. She has written for the New Yorker’s website, The European, Let’s Go guides, and other publications. During the 2008 presidential election, she covered the youth vote for The Nation. She has also worked as a researcher for several books on history and politics. Cora graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Social Studies.

9 Responses to “Cora Currier”

  1. Bush-Obama Administration — Most beloved by a 51% voter monopoly

    Our voting majority 51% most wealthy, they do have a most perfect smokescreen hiding the fact that they hoard all the wealth in America. For the 10% Country Club class and 40% educated middle-class, they pretend that a 1% High Society has them all brainwashed ignorant and thought controlled innocent.

    So, why is it that only 51% of us have great jobs, terrific homes and deluxe healthcare?

  2. Bush-Obama hand picked by same corporations — How can they break the mold?

    Corporate rich: Follow your script, don’t think and most important, get your facial expressions down pat.

    Bush-Obama: Go the way of JFK? Never.

  3. Cora Currier's right, of course. There's not a dime's worth of difference between the former Chickenhawk-in-Chief/Torturer-in-Chief/Wiretapper-in-Chief and the current Chickenhawk-in-Chief/Torturer-in-Chief/Wiretapper-in-Chief.

    Keep nullification and secession in mind. . . .

  4. History avers that for like comportment during World War II we tried and executed those guilty of similar crimes now being conductedand celebrated by the U.S. and other members of NATO. In the case of Afghanistan, the U.S. claims that due to the fact that the Taliban do not wear uniforms they are not therefore entitled to protection under Geneva and other international statutues. However, the Taliban are a resistance to foreign invasion and occupation and their unfiorm of the day is their everyday attire…just as it was for the Norwegian resistance we supported against the Nazis as but one example. Recently, Malaysia has returned a guilty verdict during the conducting of a war crimes trial in absentia of the entire Bush Administration for war crimes to include rendition and torture. The case will be referred to the Internation Criminal Court and the UN Security Council for disposition. It is difficult to imagine however that the Bush gang would likely stand trial…perhaps in a more perfect world.

  5. WB101:U$Kingz bribe women with HolicheckenXboxez while Mo$Xad goes huntincc iDucks

    UE NOW: no IT period.

  6. Right on!

  7. I could never vote for a Republican; I could never vote for a Democrat…for the same reasons.

  8. What — Our 51% most wealthy all terrorists?

    Empire USA is all about enslaving the lower half of society, it being ruled by the 51% most wealthy. So, as state terrorism is the only way to gain fearful submission to such corrupt authority, in the homeland we see a forth of all the prisoners on earth in our jails in prisons. And in all the foreign lands that by imperialism most brutal we endeavor, upon the lower half of society that we plunder, drone terrorism does its wonder.

  9. I told my best liberal friend that he had "voted for a third Bush term" by voting for Obama. Two years into Obama's reign he told me "man, you were right". Of course, this guy was not an Obama fan boy like most of them. He has this habit of "thinking".

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