The U.S. Tortures People … Which Three Senators Didn’t Want You To Know?
“Warning: Many readers may find the following material offensive.”
So wrote USA Today without irony before describing how the United States tortured people, to no end, in our names. Today, you can read for yourself a redacted version of a 2012 Senate report, finally released after years of stalling, that confirms in detail that agents of the United States government knowingly and repeatedly tortured people in its custody, sometimes torturing them to death, even though torture by the U.S. Government is not only morally abhorrent but also a federal crime.
“Readers may find the following material offensive?” Well, isn’t that the bloody point? That’s why the Senate torture report was censored and hidden from public view for two years. If you knew what was being done in your name — if you knew that the United States government stood for torment and horror and freezing people to death and breaking their bones and driving them insane on purpose, yes, if you had a decent bone in your body you’d bloody well find it offensive. Some people in government preferred you remain unoffended.
Earlier this evening, J. Clifford identified 124 members of the House of Representatives who refused to act to end CIA torture when they had the chance back in 2009. As late as April 2014, the stalling tactics in the U.S. Senate continued. Three Republican U.S. Senators voted this year to try and keep censoring the torture report indefinitely. Why? Because the truth would make authorities in the United States government look bad. Learn the name of these Senators. Remember them:
Idaho Republican Senator Jim Risch
Indiana Republican Senator Dan Coats
Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio
Jim Risch, Dan Coats and Marco Rubio stand against truth, stand against your right to know, stand against decency, stand against human rights. They are apologists for the horrible side of human nature. They protect the people who want the United States to remain a force for horror in the world.
Jim Risch, Dan Coats and Marco Rubio should be hanging their heads in shame. Watch what they actually do now that the truth about American torture has been revealed. When it is your time to vote, act accordingly.