Memos May Expose Government Lawyers, Others to Prosecution

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Some of the Bush Administration's most closely guarded secrets have now been revealed in legal memos released by the Obama Justice Department, despite opposition by the CIA. Brutal interrogation tactics are described in graphic detail along with efforts to square them with international and American law. President Obama condemned a "dark and painful chapter in our history," but said "nothing will be gained by spending our time and energy laying blame for the past." Hofstra Law Professor Scott Horton is contributing editor to Harper's magazine, where he writes the "No Comment" blog.

Credits

Guest:
Scott Horton - Columbia Law School / Harper's - @ColumbiaLaw

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper