Monday, March 10, 2008

A Legacy of Torture

A great read from the Washington Post, A Legacy of Torture, follows-up on a NY Times article, "Bush's Veto of Bill on C.I.A. Tactics Affirms His Legacy."

Go read it...I just thought this was a particularly striking snippet:

By refusing to impose on the CIA the same anti-torture prohibitions mandated by the Army Field Manual-- prohibitions against such tactics as waterboarding, prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures, forced nudity, sexual humiliation, mock executions, the use of attack dogs, the application of electric shocks and the withholding of food, water and medical care -- Bush cast his lot with the world's torturers and against the global human rights movement that was until recently the centerpiece of American foreign policy.

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