The art: Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Questions), 1991. (The work is photographic silkscreen on vinyl, 66 3/16 by 92 5/8 by 2 1/2 inches.)
The news: “Getting Away With Torture: Dick Cheney’s memoir shows the importance of the law, not torture,” by Dalia Lithwick for Slate.
The source: Collection of the Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. This work will be included in the PS1 exhibition “September 11,” curated by Peter Eleey. The show opens on Sept. 11.
Reporter: “Were any results of such [“enhanced interrogation”] techniques used to track down Bin Laden?”
Jay Carney, White House press secretary: “No single piece of information led to the successful mission that went down on Sunday. … Reporting from detainees was just a slice of the information gathered by incredibly diligent professionals over the years. It would be strange pejorative to suggest that a piece of information that was gathered eight years ago led to what happened on Sunday. That’s just not the case.”
The National Archives Presses DOJ to Investigate the “Possible Unauthorized Destruction of E-Mail and Other Records” within the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel During a Crucial Time Period, When the Office’s Lawyers Wrote Memos about Torture, Guantánamo, and Warrantless Wiretapping
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