Thursday, December 11, 2014

Something to Think About . . .

The only CIA officer prosecuted for torture is John Kiriakou, who leaked classified details of the program to national reporters. He is currently serving a 30-month prison sentence while the torturers he exposed walk free.

To petition the Obama administration to prosecute, to the full extent of the law, all of the parties responsible for the use of torture as outlined in the Senate's report on CIA torture, click here.

Related Off-site Links:
Senate Report: We Tortured Prisoners, It Didn't Work, and We Lied About It – Kevin Drum (Mother Jones, December 9, 2014).
10 Appalling Findings in the Senate’s Torture Report – Luke Brinker (Salon, December 9, 2014).
Obama Condems CIA Torture Past But Stays Quiet on Accountability -- Dan Roberts (The Guardian, December 10, 2014).
The CIA Mistakenly Tortured Its Own Informants – German Lopez (Vox, December 9, 2014).
A Nation Awash in Violence Admits to Torture: "We Have Lost Forever the Right to Moral Leadership" – William D. Lindsey (Bilgrimage, December 10, 2014).
CIA Cites Israeli Court Ruling to "Justify" Torture Program – Rania Khalek (The Electronic Intifada, December 10, 2014).
"These Are Crimes": New Calls to Prosecute Bush Administration as Senate Report Reveals Brutal CIA TortureDemocracy Now! (December 10, 2014).
Report Says Torture Useless in Hunt for bin Ladin – Bradley Crapper (Capitol Hill Blue, March 31, 2014).
Calls Grow for Dick Cheney and George W. Bush to Be Prosecuted for Torture – Jason Easley (PolitcusUSA, December 9, 2014).
Why the ACLU is Asking President Obama To Pardon Bush and Cheney For Permitting Torture – Jean Ann Esselink (The New Civil Rights Movement, December 9, 2014).
Religion in the CIA Torture Report – Michael Peppard (Commonweal, December 9, 2014).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Catholics and Torture
Saying "No" to Torture and the Republican Agenda
Praying for George W. Bush
The Passion of Christ (Part 6): Jesus Before the Soldiers

Torture image: Source.

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