No CIA personnel will face criminal charges for destroying videotapes of harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.
While the decision will spare the CIA and the Obama administration the potential backlash and embarrassment that a trial could have generated, another federal probe continues into possible abuse of detainees by CIA personnel.
No matter your opinion on the wars or the justification of the continued erosion of our freedoms and liberties, by supporting CIA-backed terrorism and torture, we simply become heathens ourselves. If you are a supporter of the war effort, why would you allow yourself – your “team” to stoop to the level of the enemy? The old adage, “One life is worth 100 lives…” Well, is it? And have we truly learned anything worth a damn from forced confessions and intelligence gathering techniques? Maybe a hint here and there, but nothing worth our humanity. While art often imitates life, we do not live in the fantasy world of Jack Bauer on ’24’. Electrocuting, waterboarding and beating a prisoner of war not only violates the Geneva Convention but is absurd. ...Continue ReadingLeave a Comment