Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Smoking Gun on U.S. Involvement in Torture

The Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General just issued a 370 page report on the U.S. involvement in officially sanctioned torture around the world. Now comes the $64 question, "What are we going to do with this information?" Do we just ignore the torture and abuse, thus implicitly condoning its continuation, by doing and saying nothing. Does anyone actually care? Or have we reached the "Bread and Circuses" stage of the American Empire?

I for one, who has argued before this same government that my clients did not engage in the persecution of other, or did not materially aid a terrorist organization, am appalled and embarrassed to call myself an American. Are we as a nation not a signature to the Convention Against Torture Treaty?

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