Sunday, August 30, 2009

WPost Takes Pro-Torture Side

By Melvin A. Goodman
August 30, 2009

The lead story in Saturday’s Washington Post, headlined “How a Detainee Became An Asset,” provides a one-sided and distorted account of the torture and abuse of Khalid Sheikh Muhammad (KSM) and demonstrates the need for a blue-ribbon bipartisan commission to create a comprehensive and authoritative narrative of the misgovernment of the Bush administration over the past eight years.

Read on.


James Young said...

An amazingly nonsensical headline ... unless you consider virtually every headline on this website. One needn't be "pro-torture" to conclude that its use has been achieved the desired ends, even if one assumes --- wrongly --- that "torture" occurred.

Moreover, such a headline demonstrates as considered ignorance of the WaPo editorial line.

Anonymous said...

This was a great article as usual. I read that article in the Post just the other day and found it just as stupid. I would like to mention one thing though. Perhaps you know this, but according to a Harper's Magazine article I read, by Ken Silverstein there are bout 198 "sworn loyalists" to Al Qaeda. This coming from a 25-year veteran of the F.B.I named Jack Clooney. Even if we had every member on that list (which we don't, the government can only name maybe 1 or 2 that are guilty) the vast majority that were being held at Guantanamo would be innocent. Not to mention thousands that have been arrested including Americans. I think that is something very important to emphasize along with the futility of torture. Here's a link to the article: