Torturing Democracy

Today, several important breakthroughs occurred regarding the U.S. torture program:

  • The U.S. Supreme Court today ordered a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling shielding former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other Pentagon officials from a lawsuit alleging torture by former Gitmo inmates

This comes only days after the Senate Armed Services Committee unanimously concluded that Rumsfeld and other top officials were responsible for the torture program, and that torture doesn’t work.

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