06/03/11 – Chase Madar – The Scott Horton Show

by | Jun 3, 2011 | Interviews

Chase Madar, member of the National Lawyers Guild, discusses his American Conservative Magazine article “Torture’s Comeback;” the US torture lobby’s attempt to credit enhanced interrogation, conducted between 2003-2006, for bin Laden’s location and execution in 2011; the growing American appetite for torture (10 years after 9/11) especially among moderates, the evangelical right, establishment liberals, and the Cheney family; why torture is the most effective at producing false confessions and lying a country into war; the torture regime’s roots in domestic criminal justice and the war on drugs; and the competing claims of anti-torture interrogator Matthew Alexander and pro-torture Bush administration speechwriter Marc Thiessen.


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