Paul Craig Roberts
December 11, 2014
By Paul Craig Roberts
Readers have asked for my take on the CIA torture report. There is so much information and commentary available that it is unnecessary.
Igor Volsky http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40428.htm provides a concise summary. President George W. Bush signed off on torture and then told the gullible people that “this government does not torture people.” The torture was horrific. The CIA even tortured its own informers. Two American psychologists who designed the torture program were paid $81 million.
CIA torturers received cash awards for “consistently superior work” when their innocent victims died. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40431.htm
The US government involved 54 countries in its torture program. The rendition program sent detainees to other countries where they were tortured in secret “black sites.’
Obama tortures also. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40430.htm
Those Americans who committed crimes as horrific as any in history have been given a pass by Obama. No accountability for their crimes. http://news.antiwar.com/2014/12/10/justice-dept-spurns-calls-to-prosecut... This finishes off the rule of law in America, which was already on life support. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40434.htm
CIA Torture Report Sparks Worldwide Condemnation
Even Nations That Participated Were Shocked How Far It Went
A history of the CIA’s torture program: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/12/09/world/timeline-of-cias-sec...
Former president of Poland admits that Poland hosted a CIA torture prison: http://news.antiwar.com/2014/12/10/former-polish-president-admits-to-cia...
CIA destroyed evidence of its crimes:
Instead of apologizing for the CIA’s destruction of our country’s reputation, CIA director John Brennan defended the policy and claimed it helped to protect us from terrorists. The CIA fought for months to block even the release of the truncated and redacted report that made it to the public. Have a look at Brennan: http://rt.com/usa/213663-brennan-cia-torture-report/
He looks more dangerous than a Nazi.
Just google CIA torture report and you will find much to read, including justifications of the torture program by neoconservatives, Republican members of the House and Senate, Dick Cheney, the presstitute media, and a large number of others.
Here’s my two cents: One purpose of the torture program was to produce self-incriminated “terrorists” to justify and feed the hoax “war on terror.” The “war on terror” was public cover for secret agendas that the American people would have rejected. This is disturbing enough. Even more disturbing, the torture program shows that no one in the US and European governments who knew of the program and participated in torture has an ounce of humanity, integrity, compassion, and morality. They are evil people, and the ones who inflicted the torture enjoyed the pain and suffering that they inflicted on others.
The only exceptional thing about the US is the extent of the evil that resides in Washington, D.C.
Copyright © Paul Craig Roberts 2014
About Paul Craig Roberts
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments and his Internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.
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