Torture: ‘Bad Apple’ defence falls to bits

Posted by Tim Ireland at December 23, 2004

Category: It's War! It's Legal! It's Lovely!

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Washington Post – War Crimes: Thanks to a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union and other human rights groups, thousands of pages of government documents released this month have confirmed some of the painful truths about the abuse of foreign detainees by the U.S. military and the CIA – truths the Bush administration implacably has refused to acknowledge. Since the publication of photographs of abuse at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison in the spring the administration’s whitewashers – led by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld – have contended that the crimes were carried out by a few low-ranking reservists, that they were limited to the night shift during a few chaotic months at Abu Ghraib in 2003, that they were unrelated to the interrogation of prisoners and that no torture occurred at the Guantanamo Bay prison where hundreds of terrorism suspects are held. The new documents establish beyond any doubt that every part of this cover story is false.

At this point I would like ot remind you that even Nixon managed a second term, but….








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