Friday, January 22, 2010

Truth Be Told

If it's one thing that particularly infuriated me during the W years is how we allowed the most heinous acts of torture to be committed in our name, and then have them frequently described as little more than stress positions and sleep deprivation not unlike what any professional experiences during a long day at the office shackled to his computer, only to be left tossing and turning during a restless night's sleep. That is the analogy we were supposed to buy- while innocent prisoners were beaten, permanently disfigured and sometimes outright murdered...

They practiced every form of torture on my son and on many others as well. What was the result? What facts did they find? They found nothing. They learned nothing. They accomplished nothing.”

And many thanks to Prison Photography for pointing out this essential article...

Photo:  Stefan Wermuth/REUTERS

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