Rep. Peter King Is a Terrible Person

The New York Republican refuses to acknowledge the gruesome implications (and facts) of the previous administration's torture program.

 Roughly one hundred people have died in U.S. custody since September 11, 2001. But Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has the temerity to say this:


"You're talking about threatening to kill a guy, threatening to attack his family, threatening to use an electric drill on him — but never doing it," King said. "You have that on the one hand — and on the other you have the [interrogator's] attempt to prevent thousands of Americans from being killed."

"When Holder was talking about being 'shocked' [before the report's release], I thought they were going to have cutting guys' fingers off or something — or that they actually used the power drill," he said.

Nevermind that King just detailed several felonies that he has no interest in prosecuting, he's simply lying when he says that our armed and intelligence forces never actually carried out their threats. I take no pleasure in reminding you of this Human Rights Watch report that is now four years old.


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Booman is the proprietor of the Booman Tribune.