Thursday, March 04, 2010

Bush/Cheney Pulled Torture Strings

By Robert Parry
March 4, 2010

George W. Bush’s White House stage-managed the Justice Department’s approval of torture techniques by putting pliable lawyers in key jobs, guiding their opinions and punishing officials who wouldn’t go along, according to details contained in an internal report that recommended disciplinary action against two lawyers.

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1 comment:

Jørgen said...

It is a little odd, not to say a frightening fact, that no one of those opposed to torture and other illegal acts go for the EVIDENT and NECESSARY action for society to take: go punish anybody committing such acts, regardless if they were ordered to do so!

In fact that standard of law and ethics were used by the US as a prrof of moral superiority after WW2, when punishing germans following orders.

The only possible explanation of such a willful blindness towards efficient punishing of evildoers, and of course anybody covering them up or dragging their feet in pursuing such persons, is an underlying belief of the moral superiority of anything that might assist into upholding a world-wide empire even if built on submission.

Since no American himself would accept such submission, this cheap and offensive attitude of superiority makes it doubly sickening. A culture of lies, and developing liars, victims and crimes.