Friday, October 30, 2015

CIA's Torturers & Leaders Approving Their Actions Must Face The Law

Successful intelligence gathering through interrogation and other forms of human interaction by conventional means can be – and more often than not are – very successful. But, even though interrogation by less conventional methods might get glorified in popular culture – in television dramas like Law and Order: Criminal Intent, 24 and The Closer and movies like Zero Dark Thirty – torture and the mistreatment of detainees in the custody of intelligence personnel is, was and shall continue to be unethical and morally wrong. Under US law, torture and mistreatment of detainees is also very illegal. Even the most junior level intelligence officials know that this is, and has been, the case for decades.

More:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/09/cia-torture-leaders-aprroved-must-face-the-law

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