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The Torture Beat Goes On






















The baffling confusion that the US government displays over whether or not torture is a bad thing continues unabated. The latest chapter has the latest Attorney General candidate Michael Mukasey claiming that he's probably the only person in the world who doesn't know what waterboarding is or how it's done. Keep in mind that he's been nominated to replace Alberto Gonzales, who resigned in disgrace after, among a host of other illegal actions, enabling Bush & Co. to engage in torture.

Now to be fair, Mukasey can't really say that waterboarding is torture because if he did, he'd have to prosecute the people who nominated him for the post. Specifically, he'd have to prosecute George W. Bush for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

So the beat goes on. Waterboarding and other torture techniques continue to be used with impunity by the US and it's allies. So just for perspective, here are some members of the torture club that the US has so eagerly joined:
Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Augusto Pinochet, Pol Pot, The Chinese Communist Party, Ho Chi Min, Saddam Hussein, Benito Mussolini, Suharto.....etc, etc, etc.

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