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December 12, 2014
Torture or Education?
The release of the Senate CIA “torture report” has certainly prompted some mixed reactions, mostly divided along party lines. The mainstream media have expressed moral outrage – outrage – over the contents of the report, while the conservative media has rightfully questioned the timing of the release, the numerous holes in the report, and the validity of describing as “torture” the methods used by the CIA. Add to mix the hypocrisy of the MSM ignoring Obama’s dead-by-drone policy that has blown many terrorists and innocents into chunks. As to whether the interrogation methods employed by the CIA constitute actual “torture,” a Human Events article from 2007 (since we’re dredging up the past) written under a pseudonym by a retired naval aviator (yes, a slight pro-Navy bias is detectable) may help provide some context: Based on lessons learned from survivors of the brutal North Korean and North Vietnam...(Read Full Post)