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  •  General Cullen (5+ / 0-)
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    ferallike, Matt Z, LI Mike, tlemon, Edgewater

    I would like to direct your attention to a post by digby:

    The government tortures innocent citizens into unconsciousness, on camera, in United States courtrooms. They use them on prisoners and on motorists and on political protesters and on mentally ill people. Why on earth would any of us think they wouldn't torture terrorist suspects?

    Somebody is going to have to explain to me why it's ok to do what they did to that man in the court room but this is wrong, because I don't see it:

    In fact, the wires on the man above weren't actually attached to anything. Those men in those videos were actually electrified.

    America's torture problem is much bigger than Gitmo or the CIA or the waterboarding of Khalid Sheik Mohamed. The government is torturing people every day and killing some of them. Then videos of the torture wind up on Youtube where sadistic freaks get their jollies watching them. It's sick.

    This is systemic in this country.  It needs to end and we need to address all forms of torture that are happening with not only the clandestine services and the military, but also with the applauding support of police departments and sadistic voyeurs across this country.

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