Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Confession That Formed Basis for Iraq Invasion: False & Obtained by Torture

As reported here, the al-Qaeda suspect who testified that there were ties between al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein, a key pre-invasion justification by the Bush admin., confessed to this false story only after being tortured. Torture gave false information which led to a quagmire of a war. But, meanwhile, VP Cheney is back justifying torture again. Cheney’s attempts to explain away his remarks have been really lame.

Meanwhile the atrocious Military Commissions Act which spit upon our Constitution, dirtied any sense of U.S. justice, thumbed its nose at human rights, has already drawn fire from the United Nations which rightly points out that the law violates several international treaties to which the U.S. is a signatory.

We used to condemn rogue nations. Now we are the biggest example of one.

October 28, 2006 - Posted by | Iraq, torture

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  1. […] the end I guess it could go either way. It depends on whether we can successfully torture an Iranian into confessing that Iran has WMDs with intention to kill. If not, I suspect McCain will […]

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