Torture Report does not (1) deal with renditions by the CIA, like the CIA sending prisoners to places like Syria, under Bashar al-Assad, where people like Maher Arar, was tortured. (2) It does not talk about people being sent to Libya, under Muammar Gaddafi’s intelligence agencies, where they were tortured. (3) It does not talk about people being sent to Egypt. And (4) it doesn’t talk about what the Pentagon was doing. It doesn’t talk about the programs approved by Donald Rumsfeld… (5) by focusing everything on the CIA, it tends to kind of let off the hook all those people above who authorized these programs, e.g. President Bush’s, Vice President Dick Cheney, Attorney General John Ashcroft, White House counsel Alberto Gonzales–these are all people who signed off on the authorization on these techniques, not to mention the lawyers, people like John Yoo and Jay Bybee, who gave the legal authorization for this.



Reed Brody, counsel and spokesperson for Human Rights Watch. He has written several reports for Human Rights Watch on prisoner mistreatment in the war on terror, including a 2011 report which called for a criminal investigation of senior George W. Bush administration officials.


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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