Thursday, December 11, 2014

Torture: Best Pax Posts

"Good Romans" Considered Jesus' Torture Necessary For Imperial Safety

Dick Cheney Admits Preference For Torturing Innocent People If That's What It Takes

Why Torture Doesn't Work

New York Times Calls For Dick Cheney's Prosecution For Torture

Christianity's Bedrock Commitment To Torture: Remaking Themselves In God's Image

"Why Conservatives Should Oppose Torture"

"Cheney Calls For International Ban On Torture Reports"

The Abu Ghraib torture photos familiar to most Americans are NOTHING like the torture methods used at Uncle Sam's "Black Sites."
The difference is between a "struck matchstick" and "nuclear detonation."
Your tax dollars -- and mine -- pay for Black Site torture, whose victims are sometimes not terrorists at all but people swept up by The Machine for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Black Site


"The Iraqi Liar Who Started The War. Let's Torture Willing Informants To Get The Truth?

Full Text Of John McCain's Torture Address From Senate Floor

"The CIA's First Detainee Spent 266 Days In A Box The Size Of A Coffin"

George Will: "The Torture Of Solitary Confinement"

Water Boarding: A Clear Explanation
"Torture Report Articles (Great Wonkblog Compendium)

"Is The United States Still A Nation Of Law? Bad Cops And Bad Politicians Walk"

CIA Director, Michael Hayden, Insists On Due Process.... For Himself!

The CIA Torture Manual Was Written By A Pair Of Charlatans

On Balance, Torture Is Massively Counter-Productive And Self-Destructive

Dick Cheney On Torturing Prisoners: "I'd Do It Again In A Minute"

"My Client, A Torture Victim"

Even If Torture Doesn't Work In The Real World, TV Convinces Us It Does

The Ethics Of Torture Explored In E.M.Coetzee's Painful Novel

Black Hawk Down Author: "Torture Has Yielded Few Intelligence Gains"

Torture Doesn't Work. Here's What Does

"CIA Torture Report A Travesty," Charles Krauthammer

The Torture-Free True Story Of The Best USMC Interrogator In WWII

The CIA Torture Report Presents A Real Challenge To American Exceptionalism

Torture Is Who We Are: A Country, Like A Person, Is What It Does

The Only CIA Officer In Prison For The Torture Program...

The "authorities" -- church and state -- are always nearby, drooling.

Dick Cheney On Torturing Prisoners: "I'd Do It Again In A Minute"

Before The Vice-President Of The United States Sold His To Satan:
In 1994, Cheney Gave This Lucid Rationale For NOT Invading Iraq. 
Conservatives "Must" See This

"Bush's Toxic Legacy In Iraq"

All for nothing.

Less than nothing.

Burnt offerings on the altar of Bush-Cheney's chest-thumping ego.


"For misleading the American people, and launching the most foolish war since Emperor Augustus in 9 B.C sent his legions into Germany and lost them, Bush deserves to be impeached and, once he has been removed from office, put on trial along with the rest of the president’s men. If convicted, they’ll have plenty of time to mull over their sins."
Israeli War Historian, Martin van Creveld, the only non-American on the U.S. Military Officer Corps' required reading list.

If I were the guy and she were ISIS...
it'd make me a terrorist.

Reaping what we sow.

Torture broke us
It's exactly who we are:

"Good Romans" Considered Jesus' Torture Necessary For Imperial Safety

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