Saturday, August 2, 2014

State Department acknowledges widespread torture in leaked memo - World Socialist Web Site

State Department acknowledges widespread torture in leaked memo - World Socialist Web Site: n an internal State Department memo inadvertently leaked to the press, the United States government acknowledges that it orchestrated an international program of torture, the limits of which extend far beyond what is already known to the public.

Referring to a 6,300-page Senate report that is still classified, the State Department “talking points” state that “the report leaves no doubt that the methods used to extract information from some terrorist subjects caused profound pain, suffering and humiliation. It also leaves no doubt that the harm caused by the use of these techniques outweighed any potential benefit.”