We tortured some folks and We all got away with it.


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“The news dump last Friday… was a doozy, and didn’t sink from sight in the manner the Obama administration hoped it would. Over the intervening days, a great many people have taken a long, slow burn on remarks made by the president regarding America’s use of torture during the so-called ‘War on Terror.’
“‘Even before I came into office,’ said the President on Friday, ‘I was very clear that in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that were wrong. We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks. We did some things that were contrary to our values.'”
“One is immediately struck by the staggering glibness of using the line ‘We tortured some folks’ to encapsulate a years-long comprehensive international program that tore a great many people to pieces, among them many innocents, to…

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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