Thursday, April 23, 2009

Back to torture

So, now it appears that BushCo. Inc. was torturing to get confessions they knew were phony, i.e., the ridiculous to assume even from the beginning "link" between lifelong and hate-spitting mortal enemies, bin Laden and Hussein. That is disgusting to the nth power, shades of the Inquisition and Stalin.

And something tells me Cheney ordered torture in no small part just because he liked it.

1 comment:

I'm Not Ned said...


1947, the U.S. convicted Yukio Asano, a Japanese officer, with war crimes for waterboarding a U.S. civilian. Asano was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.

1968, a US soldier was Court Martialed for water boarding a N. Vietnamese soldier.

1983, a Texas sheriff and three of his deputies were convicted and sentenced to four years in prison for waterboarding prisoners.

The US has prosecuted Germans and N. Koreans for war crimes related to waterboarding prisoners of war.

Even Mark Twain understood this to be torture.