Bush signed off on detainee protocols

According to the New York Times/International Herald Tribune, the CIA has admitted that two documents exist which directly link George W. Bush to protocols on interrogation and detention of terror suspects. While the content of these documents haven't been released, they include "a directive signed by President Bush granting the CIA the authority to set up detention facilities outside the United States and outlining interrogation methods that may be used against detainees" and a Justice Department legal analysis "specifying interrogation methods that the CIA may use against top Al Qaeda members." Only release of the documents will clear up whether Bush himself signed off on torture prohibited by the Geneva Conventions. "If President Bush and the Justice Department authorized the CIA to torture prisoners, the public has a right to know," says Jameel Jaffer of the ACLU.

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