In early 2009 she was appointed the President’s Special Assistant for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy.
Susan Crawford on Wikipedia.
Lawyer and judge Susan J. Crawford was appointed to be the convening authority for military commissions for the Bush Administration in February of 2007.
As such, she became the top authority on determining whether suspects detained at Guantanamo Bay should be brought to trial. In May of 2008, Crawford recommended that the charges against Mohammed al-Qahtani, the man suspected of being the absent “20th hijacker” in the 9-11 terrorist plot, be dropped. In a January 2009 interview with The Washington Post, Crawford revealed that al-Qahtani had been subjected to torture while being interrogated at Guantanamo Bay and that was why she had not recommended that he be prosecuted. – from Mahalo.com.
“The techniques they used were all authorized, but the manner in which they applied them was overly aggressive and too persistent…You think of torture, you think of some horrendous physical act done to an individual. This was not any one particular act; this was just a combination of things that had a medical impact on him, that hurt his health. It was abusive and uncalled for. And coercive. Clearly coercive. It was that medical impact that pushed me over the edge.”The Washington Post: Detainee Tortured, Says U.S. Official Page 1 (January 14, 2009)
“It did shock me. I was upset by it. I was embarrassed by it. If we tolerate this and allow it, then how can we object when our servicemen and women, or others in foreign service, are captured and subjected to the same techniques? How can we complain? Where is our moral authority to complain? Well, we may have lost it.”The Washington Post: Detainee Tortured, Says U.S. Official Page 2 (January 14, 2009)
“The Berkman Center’s mission is to explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions.”
Crawford’s thoughts on news and internet journalism:
Crawford & OneWebDay.org:
OneWebDay.org and its participating members include ACORN, Free Press (and one of its co-founders Robert W. McChesney), and many other far Left organizations.
Glenn Beck on free speech & the Internet:
From FOX NEWS:
“Crawford and McChesney apparently have the full support of the Obama administration and an FCC that is determined to move toward transforming the Internet into a Washington-controlled utility as quickly as possible. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, recently announced his pursuit of precisely the regulations they want.”
Crawford is also a supporter of Net Neutrality.
In October 2011 Crawford was appointed to Mayor Bloomberg’s Council on Technology and Innovation.