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mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 06:36 PM
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119. There is no excuse for not knowing that those techniques were torture.
Edited on Fri Apr-17-09 06:48 PM by mix
If you watch the documentary in the link below, you will realize that the CIA has long engaged in these practices. The KUBARK torture manual, dusted off for the war on terror, was written in the early sixties.

The CIA tortures, this is a well established fact.
http://hnn.us/articles/32497.html

It is simply implausible that CIA operatives did not think that what they were doing was torture, regardless of the DofJ's legal advice.

The CIA insisted on a "golden legal shield," which was granted in fact after the torture began.

Obama is wrong on this. If low level people won't be held accountable, neither will the higher ups.
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