I just finished reading the Red Cross’ report regarding the torture of the 14 “High Value detainees”, Rachel and Mark Danner discuss in the interview (above) which was “not intended to see the light of day” according to Maddow. There is absolutely NO question in my mind now that Bush,Cheney, Rumsfield and all others involved should be indicted and held immediately until trial. Here is a summation of the report from Mark Danner the author of Truth of Torture, America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror.
Torture is more than a repugnant series of “procedures” applied to the fourteen “high-value detainees” at “black site” CIA prisons—procedures described with chilling and patient particularity in this authoritative report. Torture is a critical issue in the present of our politics. By torturing, the United States has wounded itself and helped its enemies in what is inherently a political war. And by torturing prisoners, many of whom were implicated in committing great crimes against Americans, the United States has made it impossible to render justice on those criminals.
For once I am speechless.