Congratulations, America. Torture Has Led You On a Wild Goose Chase, Destroyed the Rule of Law and Made You Less Safe
by George Washington
There are numerous headlines this week about torture:
•Bush: “Damn right” I authorized waterboarding
•Bush says waterboarding is legal “because the lawyer said it was legal”, even though the head of the 9/11 Commission – Thomas Keane – said they got legal opinions they wanted from their own people.
•The CIA agents who destroyed videotapes of torture interrogations will not be charged
•Waterboarding is torture, Downing Street confirms
But these headlines make no sense unless they are put in context and given historical background: