The CIA warned that release of the report on torture yesterday (December 9, 2014) would lead to a violent response. Yesterday security was beefed up at embassies around the world. And… nada.
“I know from personal experience that abuse of prisoners is not a reliable means of getting accurate information.”
— John McCain
The report showed that information leading to the location of Osama bin Laden was obtained prior to “enhanced interrogation.” No critical information was obtained through the 20 cases of torture studied.
Today I’m proud that we have a country that confesses and admits it’s mistakes. Torture is immoral. Period. We did things 10 years ago for which we convicted the Japanese of war crimes after World War II. Transparency is the sign of a healthy government of the people.
Read the report here: http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2014/12/politics/torture-report/