My Left Hook More info on Bush's culture of torture. According to a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan: ...over the past three years, the United
March 30, 2005
More info on Bush's culture of torture. According to a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan:

...over the past three years, the United States has routinely handed over dozens of low-level terrorism suspects to Uzbekistan, an authoritarian regime that systematically uses torture to obtain terrorist confessions during interrogations.

But wait, there's more.

The former ambassador, Craig Murray, also contends that the CIA and the British intelligence agency MI6 routinely cited information in their regular intelligence briefings that has been passed on by Uzbek authorities and was almost certainly obtained under torture.

These are "low-level terrorism suspects." We like to torture the high-level ones ourselves. What Republican ideal does this fall under? Compassion? Conservatism? Morality? I'm still waiting for just one of these sick bastards in the Pentagon, or in the Bush administration to be held accountable. I won't hold my breath or anything.

Here's a related piece by Paul Friedman. This piece gets right down to it.

And another one in the Post about the CIA and "ghost prisoners." I guess CNN, MSNBC, and FOX are bored with this story.

 

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Here's a related piece by Paul Friedman. This piece gets right down to it.

And another one in the Post about the CIA and "ghost prisoners." I guess CNN, MSNBC, and FOX are bored with this story.

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