Civil Rights Groups Call for Prosecution of Torture Architects – The Intercept.
We really need to hold folks accountable for their actions. From the grunts and their contractors in the field to the high echelons of power that Ok’d and justified it.
Senate Report on Torture. (large pdf)
Holy cow! I just started skimming this 500+ page summary and I’ve seen enough to know that we are no better than ISIL. I don’t know if we (the US) ever really had the high ground, but having seen what my government is capable of, I am sure that we are on the bottom of the pile of the slimiest of the slimy.
Now that some of what we have done has seen the light of day, it is high time we prosecuted those who perpetrated it and those who covered them. Anything else makes each of us as responsible as those who actually did the deed.
A UN report declaring both Bush and Obama to be in violation of international law regarding the use of torture. Bush for allowing it under his regime and Obama for failing to prosecute the perpetrators.
Both Bush and Obama make it pretty f%#king embarrassing to be an American.
You Can’t Say Something Like That And Not Do Something About It – The Intercept.
Article summing up Amnesty International’s recent report on US use of torture. Bush is a criminal as he OK’d the use of torture and Obama is a criminal because he failed to prosecute those responsible.
Really? I would have thought that running roughshod over the globe, indefinite detention, torture, extra judicial assassination, illegal rendition and uncapped snooping would have engendered good will. Not!
Paranoia Has Undermined United States Claim to Liberal Democracy – SPIEGEL ONLINE.
Well reasoned argument on how we (the US) got here and of the necessity of pulling back from the brink. Meaty article, well worth the read.