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Inside Out

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When Inside Out was in manuscript form, it contained over eighty footnotes. I was tempted to keep them in the text, but in the end I judged them too distracting from the story. As a compromise, I moved the references to the end of the book and put them here on the website, too. Read the underlying sources and you'll see that while this story is a work of the imagination, it's based on actual events.

During the year in which I wrote the book, various people privy to its plot were concerned the CIA interrogation tapes would surface and overtake the story. I told them not to worry: those tapes would never see the light of day. They haven't. And they never will.

First New York Times report of torture tapes destruction.
www.nytimes.com

Second New York Times report—not two tapes, but 92.
www.nytimes.com

Torture Tape Timeline.
EmptyWheel/Firedoglake
www.talkingpointsmemo.com
www.talkingpointsmemo.com
www.slate.com
www.aclu.org (PDF)

Treatment of terror prisoners, as detailed by Physicians for Human Rights in its groundbreaking Broken Laws, Broken Lives report.
www.brokenlives.info

Confidential International Committee of the Red Cross report on the treatment of 14 "high value CIA detainees" in CIA Custody.
www.nybooks.com (PDF)

CIA urges suppression of documents related to the torture tapes.
www.washingtonpost.com

Mainstream media's euphemistic contortions regarding U.S. torture.
www.salon.com

Senate Armed Services Committee inquiry into the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody: "The abuse of detainees in U.S. custody cannot simply be attributed to the actions of 'a few bad apples' acting on their own. The fact is that senior officials in the United States government solicited information on how to use aggressive techniques, redefined the law to create the appearance of their legality, and authorized their use against detainees. Those efforts damaged our ability to collect accurate intelligence that could save lives, strengthened the hand of our enemies, and compromised our moral authority."
www.levin.senate.gov (PDF)

What the Gang of Eight knew about the torture program.
www.salon.com

ACLU Freedom of Information Act requests for information on treatment of terrorist suspects.
www.commondreams.org

How the CIA dodged court orders covering terror prisoners.
www.law.com

The CIA destroyed records documenting torture.
www.motherjones.com
www.firedoglake.com

Dick Cheney admits to waterboarding.
www.mcclatchydc.com

Records of what was on the interrogation videos.
www.aclu.org

Information laundering—how the government uses the media to turn talking points into news stories.
www.salon.com

And another example of how the government and mainstream media cooperatively propagandize.
www.nytimes.com

Manila City Jail.
www.hurights.or.jp
www.kuwentos.wordpress.com

Pinwale, the NSA's illegal domestic surveillance program.
www.nytimes.com

Why bounty hunting isn't a great way to catch terrorists.
www.newstatesman.com

The CIA's terrorist interrogation "mosaic."
www.thewashingtonnote.com

CIA use of Boeing for rendition flights to black sites.
www.newyorker.com

Secretary of State Rice's version of, "If the president does it, it means it's not illegal."
www.blog.foreignpolicy.com

The torture memos.
www.lawprofessors.typepad.com

The CIA as fall guy for Iraq.
www.thenation.com

Force drift.
www.newyorker.com
www.nytimes.com

How to turn permission to torture into a limitation on torture (and blame field personnel for exceeding it).
www.salon.com
www.nytimes.com

U.S. policy on sleep deprivation, hypothermia, stress positions, beatings.
www.nybooks.com

The U.S. torture program led to no useful intelligence.
www.nytimes.com

How the Bush administration used torture to try to establish a Saddam Hussein/al Qaeda link.
www.mcclatchydc.com

Scapegoating of enlisted personnel for torture at Abu Ghraib.
www.law.whittier.edu (PDF)

Jonathan Turley's article on Abu Ghraib scapegoating and the abdication of command responsibility.
www.usatoday.com (PDF)

Dan Choi, Arab linguist driven from the military for being gay.
www.usatoday.com

We can make a terrorist talk, but we can't get him to talk in English.
www.huffingtonpost.com

Assassination ring operating out of the Office of the Vice President.
www.minnpost.com

The vice president's plan to override the Fourth Amendment and use active-duty military to arrest U.S. citizens on American soil.
www.nytimes.com

CIA briefs Congress on a CIA assassination program.
www.huffingtonpost.com

CIA lies to Congress.
www.motherjones.com

Doctors assist in torture.
www.harpers.org

Outsourcing assassination to Blackwater.
www.nytimes.com

Contractors rape with impunity.
www.nytimes.com

How to destroy a citizen through trial by media.
www.theatlantic.com
www.salon.com

Over half of America supports torture.
www.huffingtonpost.com

Over sixty percent of Evangelicals support torture.
www.cnn.com

CIA Black sites.
www.newyorker.com
www.washingtonpost.com

CIA secret prison system.
www.nytimes.com

CIA shuttles ghost detainees through Abu Ghraib, Bagram, Guantanamo, and other prisons so the Red Cross couldn't verify their existence.
www.washingtonpost.com

Ghost detainees at black sites.
www.npr.org

How the CIA built the black site prisons.
www.nytimes.com

The Supreme Court rules terror suspects have the right to petition for habeas corpus.
www.salon.com

Government releases terror suspects it can't charge.
www.salon.com

Waterboarding someone 183 times in a month.
www.emptywheel.firedoglake.com

JSOC run from the Office of the Vice President.
www.minnpost.com

CIA Inspector General's report on torture.
www.washingtonindependent.com

Schlein Vineyard wines.
www.schleinvineyard.com

Covering up that we didn't know who we had imprisoned at Guantánamo.
www.pubrecord.org

We knew most Guantánamo prisoners were innocent.
www.timesonline.co.uk
www.thewashingtonnote.com

U.S. torture—a jihadist recruitment bonanza.
www.harpers.org

Torture radicalizes prisoners.
www.mcclatchydc.com

Senator Durbin: Congress is corporate-owned.
www.huffingtonpost.com

Health care reform creates new customers for the insurance companies and big pharma.
www.latimes.com

The AIG bailout was a way of funneling money to Goldman Sachs.
www.latimes.com

Halliburton profits from Iraq and Afghanistan.
www.halliburtonwatch.org

Marshall Plan as corporate welfare.
Thomas J. McCormick, "Drift or Mastery? A Corporatist Synthesis for American Diplomatic History." Reviews in American History 10, no. 4 (December 1982).

Congress's turnover lower than North Korean Politburo's.
www.mediastudy.com

The mainstream media as "Church of the Savvy."
www.uscmediareligion.org

Why France lost in Algeria even though torture "worked."
www.salon.com

The oligarchy includes journalists.
www.newsweek.com

Arthur Andersen was examining Enron.
www.huffingtonpost.com

The credit agencies were examining the subprimes.
www.washingtonpost.com

The leviathan only grows.
www.salon.com

Are the Caspers real?
www.harpers.org


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