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    effects of torture on the victims.  The process of being taken captive and transported to strange lands is likely already so disorienting that the torture doesn't even register. Which, of course, suggests the whole thing is useless from start to finish.
    On the other hand, the people ordered to engage in the sadistic behavior can't but be psychologically injured as a result of being coerced to carry out torture on pain of being stripped of their livelihood.
    We are slowly learning the consequences of troops being forced to exterminate their own kind for no good reason.
    Perhaps this report will give some the courage to resist what are clearly orders to deprive people of their human rights.

    Will the President supervise the catharsis or will he be an après moi le déluge man?

    At some point the evil that was Iraq will have to be revealed.

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