The U.S. Tortured, Claims Advocacy Group

In the wake of 9/11, the United States tortured "detainees," reports the New York Times. Allegations of torture lead to -- who else? -- President George W. Bush. The Constitution Project, which the Times describes as a "legal research and advocacy group," issued a "sweeping, 577-page report" on Tuesday claiming that former President Bush and high government officials engaged in "considered and detailed discussions... on the wisdom, propriety and legality of inflicting pain and torment on some detainees in our [American] custody." One wonders how the group's report will be received by average Americans in the aftermath of the Boston bombings, which may have been the work of a jihadist or jihadists. Why wouldn't President Bush have sought "considered and detailed discussions" about the optimum means of extracting vital intelligence from captured Islamic terrorists and enemy combatants ("detainees" is so PC)? Think back to the days following 9/11. The homeland was facing unprecedented...(Read Full Article)

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