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Forum Post: Six Claims on Detainee Torture, Skewered

Posted 1 year ago on April 25, 2013, 8:50 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17440)
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Among the news that ended up being buried in the events last week: A nonpartisan think tank, the Constitution Project, released a scathing, 577-page report on the U.S.’s treatment, and torture, of detainees in the aftermath of 9/11. The investigation began in 2009, after Obama opposed creating a “truth commission.”

With a Senate investigation of detainee treatment still classified, the report from the bipartisan task force is the most comprehensive public review to date. The 11-member panel interviewed more than 100 former military officials, detainees and policymakers.

Among their findings: There is no compelling security reason to keep classified details about the CIA’s now-shuttered black prisons. The task force hopes their report will spur more government transparency on the treatment of detainees, starting with the release of the Senate investigation.

Here’s a rundown of previous claims skewered by the report



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[-] 2 points by ZenDog (13609) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago


  • 5 - A former Guantanamo commander told the panel that up to half of detainees “were mistakes.”
[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17440) 1 year ago

Ya, it just gets better and better.

Great time for impeachment.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13609) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

That calculation may already have been made, and the reps polled - they probably can't be induced to take up the question without tremendous grass roots support and pressure from within as well.