The Senate’s “torture report”

Why Evolution Is True

Say what you will about President Obama—and some here say he’s the worst President ever—he’s promoted the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on post-9/11 torture that will be be released later today. The report is said to recount graphically how the CIA dealt with prisoners (waterboarding, etc.) in Guantanamo and elsewhere.

Obama has also called for the Cuban detention facility to be closed, and for prisoners to face trials on U.S. soil, but he’s been blocked by the House of Representatives.  In other words, Obama’s been doing all the right things, but Republicans have blocked him at every turn. Is he really worse, than, say George W. Bush, who ordered the torture in the first place?

Bush acted with the complicity of CIA officials, and his policies are now being defended not only by Bush and ex-CIA staffers, but by Dick Cheney and the Republicans in Congress. They oppose the release of the torture report, not because it…

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