From the Financial Times editorial of 11 December 2014:
The most overlooked part of the US Senate's report on the Central Intelligence Agency's use of torture is its remedies. It offers none. Many of the report's details are new and shocking. There is no doubt that after 9/11 CIA routinely practiced brutal forms of torture, misled Congress about what it was up to and made false claims about the benefits of "enhanced interrogation techniques."Technically not. The most overlooked part of this entire charade is the assertion that the CIA method of operation was initiated after 9/11, as if all throughout the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, the CIA had not practiced brutal forms of interrogation and assassination; as if before 9/11 the CIA hadn't engaged in the protection of drug dealers; as if before 9/11 the CIA hadn't employed Mafioso, Nazis, murderers, torturers in its "everyday"activities; as if prior to 9/11 didn't mislead Congress; as if before and after 9/11 the Congress wasn't/isn't only too happy to be misled; as if the CIA hasn't always been in the business of making false claims about everything and anything.
Let's be clear, the CIA is no abscess on the body of US "democracy." US "democracy" is the abscess on the body of the human species.
December 13, 2014