Red Cross investigators concluded last year in a secret report that the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation methods for high-level Qaeda prisoners constituted torture and could make the Bush administration officials who approved them guilty of war crimes, according to a new book on counterterrorism efforts since 2001.Oh poor, naive Red Cross. The CIA isn't going to be reprimanded for anything, the interrogators won't be tried for anything. No one in the Bush Administration will face charges for anything for any reason ever.
The book says that the International Committee of the Red Cross declared in the report, given to the C.I.A. last year, that the methods used on Abu Zubaydah, the first major Qaeda figure the United States captured, were “categorically” torture, which is illegal under both American and international law.
We just had the Government collude with telcom companies to subvert a wiretap law and an Amendment, and everyone shrugged their shoulders, wiped the slate clean, and the media patted everyone on the head for coming to such a bipartisan compromise that legalized felony, amendment molesting behavior. Nothing will happen unless a naked Lindsay Lohan overdoses on pills wile simultaneously torturing a captives and kidnapping a blonde, white, high schooler on the orders of the US government. Maybe.
But thanks for telling us Red Cross. Steam did shoot out several bodily openings of mine. I do need to keep my chart of "New American Lows" up to date and impeccably detailed. Illegal torture by the CIA.....yeah that's not going to make the top 15 for the CIA, but it will continue that nice downward trend this country has been on since...well...we all know when.
I long for a President with the ethics of Nixon.