Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hard to keep track?

With so many daily revelations, it's difficult to keep track of the sequence of events related to our history of torture. Perhaps the work of DanK Is Back will assist you: a high level summary time line of events found here.

Have you noticed that just since yesterday it is becoming evident that the purpose of torture was not to gain leads to potential attacks (boy, have they lied their asses off on that one) but to justify, after the fact, the decision to attack Iraq? After the fictitious WMDs and yellow cake justifications fizzled, there was nothing left but extorting confessions of links between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein. We know there weren't any, and even W has admitted that, finally, but at the time....

Remember, these techniques were used by the Chinese during the Korean War to extract false "confessions" for their show trials. That is about all torture is good for.

Shameful. Inexcusable. And evidently related not to security but to political ends.

--the BB

1 comment:

The Cunning Runt said...

We hung those Chinese soldiers for it, and now we're mumbling apologia about the CIA agents and others who did the dirty work for their criminal bosses.

I'm so ashamed.