Why Torture Is Still An Option

The compromise terrorism detainee bill limits interrogation abuses—and lets Bush set the limits

• A Foley Damage Assessment - So Far
With its finger pointing and mishandling of the scandal, the Republican leadership has given already disaffected voters another reason to throw it out of power


• 10 Questions for James Baker
Work Hard, Study ... and Keep Out of Politics!" That's what James Baker's grandfather used to say...


• Letting the President Say
A new bill lets Bush define who is an enemy combatant and denies detainees habeas corpus


• The 9/11 Blame Game
It's hard to believe the Bush and Clinton camps are still pointing fingers. But all this dynastic rumble has done is remind us that both sides are to blame


• Cover: The Ghosts Of Haditha
What happened one November morning in a dusty Iraqi town threatens to become one of the war's major debacles, an alleged atrocity committed by a small group of Marines that promises to haunt the hearts and minds of liberator and liberated alike


• Jerry Brown Still Wants Your Vote
The California dreamer has been mayor, Governor and tried for the presidency three times. Why won't he ever retire?


• The Shame Of Kilo Company
Sparked by a TIME report published in March, a U.S. military investigation is probing the killing of as many as 24 Iraqi civilians by a group of Marines in the town of Haditha last November


• The Toughest Cabinet Job in Town
Why Bush can't seem to find a good Treasury Secretary


• The Spy Master Cracks the Whip
How John Negroponte won control of the CIA, and what he plans next to consolidate rival agencies and his power


A few days after terrorists toppled the World Trade Center in 2001, Vice President Dick Cheney said the U.S. would have to "work ... the dark side" in order to destroy Osama bin Laden's network. Just what the dark side could mean became clearer last month when George Bush suddenly announced that 14 suspected al-Qaeda terrorists had been shipped from mysterious overseas locations to the U.S. detention center at GuantĂ¡namo Bay, Cuba. It was the first White House confirmation of a secret CIA-operated network of overseas prisons, places where unorthodox methods of interrogation were not unknown. "Were it not for...

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