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  •  Cold war, South/Central Am, Vietnam before Iraq (9+ / 0-)

    We saw a lot of "Abu Gharib" in Vietnam, in South and Central America, people being tossed out of helicopters, tiger cages, executions, torture.

    Not sure why these folks were "holding their tongues" for six decades or what they were waiting for, plenty of opportunity to speak up on cases of US torture.

    It is something of a help in that the Guantanamo, Bhagram, Abu Gharib concentration camps are not necessary from an intelligence or national security standpoint, nothing is gained other than gratifying the base instincts of people like Bush and Cheney and sadistic prison guards who get a kick out torture.

    Iraq torture and murder of prisoners is a bit different in that most are simply people swept up in US net and have no intelligence or security value. We even have children being imprisoned and tortured at Guantanamo.

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