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View Diary: Bush Administration Pushed Torture In Attempt To Find Iraq-al Qaida Links (335 comments)

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  •  and because they wanted lies (4+ / 0-)

    They ordered torture; they approved the specific methods to be used, including "waterboarding", a long-recognized method of torture; they did it in an attempt to extract politically expedient information from prisoners; they did it in spite of knowing that the prisoners would almost certainly not be able to provide any such information.

    They wanted a reason to invade Iraq, again for political reasons, not national security reasons, but to increase their power. They tortured for lies, not truth because the truth didn't do them any good. Bush told them to go back and find it, the connection, so they tortured until someone told them the lies they wanted to use.

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    by mrobinson on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 07:41:20 AM PDT

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