Senator Feinstein’s Funny Double Standard on Opposition to Torture

Dianne Feinstein pointed to David Petraeus’ letter encouraging people to report torture in her letter arguing for leniency. So why didn’t she write a letter supporting leniency for John Kiriakou?

Media Calls on Court to Release Petraeus Sentencing Materials

Thus far, the materials related to David Petraeus’ plea deal have not been made public. A group of media outlets are trying to change that.

Desmond Tutu Calls for Justice for Jeffrey Sterling, Citing Petraeus Deal

Desmond Tutu submitted a letter to Judge Brinkema, calling for Jeffrey Sterling to receive the same kind of justice as David Petraeus.

David Petraeus Gets Hand-Slap for Leaking, Two Point Enhancement for Obstruction of Justice

David Petraeus will plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information, but face no punishment for lying to the FBI.

Jim Moran’s Basis for Kiriakou Pardon: Pro-Torture Leakers Have Gone Unpunished

Last week, Congressman Jim Moran called on President Obama to pardon John Kiriakou, the former CIA officer imprisoned because he provided information that helped defense attorneys for Gitmo detainees confirm the identities of their clients’ torturers (the still-covert identities of the torturer was never made public). (h/t Steven Aftergood) In his statement on the floor calling […]