Journalist Glenn Greenwald said Dick Cheney is able to brag about the success of torture on weekend news shows because the Obama administration has decided to shield torturers rather than prosecute them.
President Barack Obama’s goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison complex in Cuba has met heavy resistance from lawmakers in Washington, and now the White House is turning to a higher authority for help: the Vatican.
Days after the release of the Senate’s report on post-9/11 CIA torture, Robert James Woolsey, former head of the intelligence agency, said he would still opt for the torture method known as waterboarding if it meant saving “thousands of American lives.”
The so-called “torture report” released by the Senate this week contains only a fraction of the findings on how the CIA aimed to gather intelligence from detainees through interrogation. Still, it contains more than a few shocking revelations.
MPs and human rights groups are demanding a judicial inquiry into Britain’s involvement in CIA abductions of terror suspects, following the release of a damning US Senate report into brutal torture methods used by the US intelligence agency.
The US is sure to face protests both at home and abroad after the Senate intelligence committee published its report on the CIA’s use of torture on prisoners, Colonel Ann Wright told RT, saying the next step for Washington should be accountability.
With the much-anticipated release of a report on the CIA’s torture techniques in the Bush administration’s years-long ‘war on terror,’ US government facilities, including embassies and military bases, are on high alert.