Thursday, December 11, 2008

No Kidding

A two-year investigation by the Senate Armed Services Committee turns up the obvious:

The physical and mental abuse of detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was the direct result of Bush administration detention policies and should not be dismissed as the work of bad guards or interrogators, according to a bipartisan Senate report released Thursday.

Kudos to Sen. John McCain for his strong role in the investigation:

"These policies are wrong and must never be repeated," he said in a statement.

Of course, President Bush and his crew continue to hide/break the law:

The report comes as the Bush administration continues to delay and in some cases bar members of Congress from gaining access to key legal documents and memos about the detainee program, including an August 2002 memo that evaluated whether specific interrogation techniques proposed to be used by the CIA would constitute torture.

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