US General Says Bush Personally Ordered Torture

This video from the USA is called Bush: Torture is Good for USA.

From PEEK blog in the USA:

General Says Bush Personally Ordered Torture Tactics

Posted by Nick Juliano at 12:00 PM on October 23, 2007

More than 100,000 pages of newly released government documents to demonstrate how US military interrogators “abused, tortured or killed” scores of prisoners rounded up since Sept. 11, 2001, including some who were not even expected of having terrorist ties, according to a just-published book.

In Administration of Torture, two American Civil Liberties Union attorneys detail the findings of a years-long investigation and court battle with the administration that resulted in the release of massive amounts of data on prisoner treatment and the deaths of US-held prisoners. …

The documents show that prisoner abuse like that found at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq was hardly the isolated incident that the Bush administration or US military claimed it was. By the time the prisoner abuse story broke in mid-2004 the Army knew of at least 62 other allegations of abuse at different prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan, the authors report.

Drawing almost exclusively from the documents, the authors say there is a stark contrast between the public statements of President Bush and then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the policies those and others in the administration were advocating behind the scenes.

President Bush gave “marching orders” to Gen. Michael Dunlavey, who asked the Pentagon to approve harsher interrogation methods at Guantanamo, the general claims in documents reported in the book.

The ACLU also found that an Army investigator reported Rumsfeld was “personally involved” in overseeing the interrogation of a Guantanamo prisoner Mohammed al Qahtani. The prisoner was forced to parade naked in front of female interrogators wearing women’s underwear on his head and was led around on a leash while being forced to perform dog tricks.

See also here.

And here.

Internment in Britain: here.

5 thoughts on “US General Says Bush Personally Ordered Torture

  1. No Torture

    Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales played a key role in transforming our government from a champion of human rights to a champion of torture, but Gonzales was never held accountable for his crimes.

    Now Bush wants to replace him with Judge Michael Mukasey, who shockingly refused to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee whether waterboarding was torture.

    Judiciary Committee chair Pat Leahy and Majority Whip Dick Durbin will oppose Mukasey unless he clearly states waterboarding is torture. The eight other Democrats must join them – Joe Biden, Ben Cardin, Dianne Feinstein, Russ Feingold, Ted Kennedy, Herb Kohl, Chuck Schumer, and Sheldon Whitehouse. And for once in his shameful life, Senator Arlen Specter needs to act on his “principles,” not surrender to the fascists in his party.



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