U.S. Participating In Torture Again … Because We Didn’t Learn Any Lessons from Iraq
We’ve pointed out for years that failing to prosecute torturers would ensure that the U.S. tortures again in the future.
Unfortunately, no one was prosecuted (except the guy who blew the whistle on torture; and the Department of Justice refused to even read the Senate’s report on torture), so now we’re involved in torture again. The Associated Press reports:
Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the “grill,” in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found.