Skip to comments.Interrogate This A tortured narrative
Posted on 04/08/2008 8:44:37 AM PDT by ventanax5
The release of another previously classified Justice Department memo on the interrogation of terrorists (here and here) has reignited the specious torture narrative, propounded gleefully by Bush-administration critics. The narrative holds that the prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib was the direct and even intended consequence of a set of executive-branch legal opinions on the status of terrorist detainees and the presidents wartime authority. The New York Times announced in an April 4 editorial that the latest declassified memo leaves no doubt that the abuse of prisoners was calculated policy rather than rogue acts. When the abuses at Abu Ghraib became public, we were told these were the depraved public actions of a few soldiers, the editorial concludes. The Yoo memo makes it chillingly apparent that senior officials authorized unspeakable acts.
(Excerpt) Read more at article.nationalreview.com ...
Indeed. For “unspeakable acts” they’re doing a lot of speaking.