Bad barrel

There goes the "bad apple" defense -- it looks like torture is US policy. Magpie writes: "Despite obstruction from the Pentagon, a doggedly persistent FOIA request by the ACLU has gotten the civil liberties group what it knew existed: A memo showing that the former US military chief in Iraq authorized the use of illegal interrogation techniques on Iraqi prisoners. In the 2003 memo, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez approved 29 methods of interrogation, a dozen of which 'far exceeded' US military rules and the Geneva Convention on POWs..." (Pacific Views)

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