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  •  This says it all to me: (16+ / 0-)

    Imagine that: it took 35 seconds to break a mentally ill subject who then lied his ass off to get it to stop.

    This is what it all boils down to.

    Today is Human Rights Day.  Appropriate that we speak of the torture that has been going on in our name for too long, way too long -- it should never have happened at all.

    •  If it only took 35 seconds of torture (7+ / 0-)

      why did the tapes have to be destroyed?  Presumably, the rest of the tape contained normal interrogation techniques.  

      And why is this guy admitting to this in a TV interview, on ABC no less?  This is the same network that aired the Scaife funded "Path to 9/11" propaganda.

      Something isn't right about this whole thing.

      "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace" --Thomas Paine

      by joanneleon on Mon Dec 10, 2007 at 04:07:59 PM PST

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      •  Yep. (2+ / 0-)
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        Something isn't right about this whole thing.

      •  I think it was the Senior CIA officials (3+ / 0-)
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        who were watching the torture who ordered the tapes burned. The guy on TV doesn't count because he had immunity via the MCA, but the seniors (who are probably still allowing torture) do not.  Plus they did not give the tapes to the 9/11 commission, or to anyone else like the judges who asked for them as recently as a month ago (obstuction of justice).

        "A government that can torture and do it with impunity can do anything." Scott Horton quoting Argentinian Bar President

        by sailmaker on Mon Dec 10, 2007 at 05:09:32 PM PST

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        •  Are you really (0+ / 0-)

          allowed to claim immunity under a law that is probably illegal because it was passed to try to hide other war crimes?  Isn't that a war crime itself?

          Got a problem with my posts? Email me, and let's resolve it.

          by drbloodaxe on Tue Dec 11, 2007 at 08:24:21 AM PST

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          •  Exactly. (0+ / 0-)

            Unfortunately the Supreme Court is a long way away from this one, and like telcom amnesty, no one at DOJ is going to prosecute crimes done in the 'fog of war'.  Perish the thought, but only our enemies would actually do anything about  the war crimes.

            "A government that can torture and do it with impunity can do anything." Scott Horton quoting Argentinian Bar President

            by sailmaker on Tue Dec 11, 2007 at 08:33:31 AM PST

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