" ... we have blatant evidence that in fact, the practice of torture has been a mainstay of US policy for several years, in several continents and in dozens if not hundreds of cases – why else would evidence have been destroyed in a cover-up attempt ... "
Bush Regime and Torture – Verdict: Guilty
Front page / Opinion / Columnists
... The President of the United States of America says his country does not torture prisoners. The Director of the CIA and operatives admit that the United States of America does indeed torture prisoners. The Director of the CIA states that torture was “only” used on these three prisoners.
It sounds like the great American heroine, Lynndie England, stating that they were “just playing around” in Abu Ghraib, wiring up prisoners’ genitals, setting dogs on them, urinating in their food, depriving them of sleep, and sodomising them. Great fun! So once again, we have sheer barefaced lies alongside sheer and pure unadulterated evil at an institutional level coming from Washington.
We have George Bush proclaiming that Saddam Hussein “stiffed the world” with his “stories” that he had no Weapons of Mass Destruction. We have President Bush proclaiming that his country does not torture prisoners, we have the Director of the CIA saying “well, only three” and we have blatant evidence that in fact, the practice of torture has been a mainstay of US policy for several years, in several continents and in dozens if not hundreds of cases – why else would evidence have been destroyed in a cover-up attempt (Mukasey criminal investigation in January 2008 over the destruction of video tapes of interrogation of suspects by CA agents.
If torture had only been used on three prisoners, how come there were so many photographs of so many different prisoners in so many humiliating positions in so many cells, surrounded by so many agents? Could it be that Bush and Hayden are telling the truth?
That the United States of America does not torture prisoners, or well, only three? Or that both the President and the Director of the CIA are barefaced liars and are both ultimately responsible for criminal acts and war crimes?
This being the case, if indeed the United States of America is a country based upon the rule of law and respect for human rights, which it is patently obvious it is not, at least in the grip of the criminal clique of elitists i.e. the Bush regime, where is the accountability? There isn’t any....
Full story: http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/09-02-2008/103963-bushregimetorture-0