Monday, December 8, 2014

Torture Endangers American Lives

   In a November 28, 1782 sermon of thanksgiving, Rev. John Witherspoon remarked, "The barbarous treatment of the American prisoners...will be a stain upon the British name to future ages."
   The United States tightened security at embassies around the world in preparation for the December 9, 2014 release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture committed by CIA personnel in the years following the mass murder attacks of September 11, 2001.
   It is helpful to remember that it is not the Senate Intelligence Committee report that might inspire violence.  Advocates of torture claimed the torture and perverted sexual degradation would somehow save American lives.  Instead, torture is still endangering American lives, years after the torture happened.

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