Friday, March 28, 2008

The Abyss

If you have the stomach for it, read Scott Horton's latest, The Torture Team. It is a quick and easy to read summary of the facts that prove that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and many others of the worst administration in history are guilty of the crime of torture. Until all those involved are out of office, and incarcerated for their crimes, the entire country is blighted by the horrors they have inflicted on their helpless victims. And though they may not be legally guilty of crimes, the press has been more than happy to lie, obfuscate, minimize and turn plain words into euphemisms to hide these policies and crimes.

It seems that may change, Horton points out:
A number of the details and connections are about to be illuminated. Next month, Palgrave Macmillan will bring out Philippe Sands’s new book, The Torture Team, which will connect the dots and show how this group engaged in a joint enterprise for the purpose of introducing a regime of torture in American detention facilities. The first teaser for the Sands book will appear on the cover of the next issue of Vanity Fair.
We've got enough blights already, these cannot be borne in the long run if we're to avoid sinking ever further into the abyss.


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