Abu Ghraib was not the exception, but the continuation.
The full-scale privatization of intelligence services became a hydra within the entire U.S. government apparatus.
This is a country that likes to call itself the police of the world, but that’s probably just due to its superior military — its sense of morality certainly doesn’t seem to have much to do with it.
The hard-hitting report by the U.S. Senate on the torture practices of the CIA looks like an act of self-purification, but there is no consensus in the U.S. against torture, and the ban imposed by President Obama can be dismantled with the stroke of a pen.
Dianne Feinstein is a courageous woman. It is thanks to her, [Read more]
<i>The practice of torture has discredited the U.S. because it allowed the enemy to incite it to throw its own moral standards overboard. But fundamental rights must also apply to the enemy.</i>
Terrorism is propaganda — communication with real dead people, preferably in public view. In this sense, Sept. 11, 2001 [Read more]
The very American tendency to consider the United States as a beacon dedicated to inspire humanity can lead to an unfailing good conscience.
<i>The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report reveals a nightmare scenario of human cruelty. It must not stand. Those responsible should be required to face charges in court.</i>
The report of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee about the CIA's use of torture reads like a modern horror story of [Read more]
Torture has always been the weapon of 'civilized' countries.
The terrorists of Sept. 11 have not only destroyed the skyscrapers in New York, but they also damaged the ability to know right from wrong for many Americans.