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ACLU Continues Battle for 'Proper Reckoning,' Transparency for CIA's Ruthless Torture


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ACLU Continues Battle for 'Proper Reckoning,' Transparency for CIA's Ruthless Torture

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

The ACLU on Thursday continued its legal fight for the release of the full report on the CIA's Bush-era torture program—a lengthy document detailing human rights abuses that the U.S. government wants suppressed.

The two sides presented their oral arguments at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.


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Publish and share the report so the full public has immediate access. Period.


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So a judge decides that a report about an abusive program of an AGENCY of the United States Government cannot be made public THROUGH THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT because it is delivered BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE.

And the AGENCIES are still holding them as the case continues.

Quoth Burr in 2015:
“Rather than go through a thorough, thoughtful redaction process that
would ensure the protection of our intelligence professionals and
international allies, the committee Democrats chose instead to pressure
the White House and our intelligence community to release more
information for political reasons that only they understand,” Burr said.
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article10188272.html#storylink=cpy

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Translation: 'in the spirit of what president Bush said, just go shopping - its your greatest and most informative FREEDOM'


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The US citizen is entitled to know what abuses go on in Cuban or Iranian prisons , but are not to made privy to the abuses that happen in US prisons.

This apparently is Democracy in action.


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The stench of cover-up and conspiracy is overpowering. Depravity committed in our names demands exposure to sunlight - the best disinfectant - the attack/incident used as rationale to justify the WOT has so many "anomalies" of truth and conspiracy that the very foundation of our response is suspect requiring full investigation, but that's about as likely as other national crimes that have never yet been truthfully or comprehensively investigated........also covered-up, like torture as policy.
http://mindprod.com/politics/iraqabughraibpix.html - torture photos

Terrorism has many faces but our face of terrorism is fostered, condoned and justified/defended, not reported, not held to account, and importantly, our use of terrorism in its many manifestations - torture, drones, complicity or silence to war crimes of "allies" armed by us - all the horrors of war that grows resistance to US hegemony/occupation are self-defeating - are intentional, premeditated to maintain a state of endless for-profit war and military domination over civilian society. Its not fascism when we do it, right?

http://www.globalresearch.ca/america-s-endless-wars/25241

http://www.alternet.org/world/defenders-cia-torture-program-are-driving-america-moral-suicide


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That our government/CIA/MIC were not only involved in torture but enticing other nations to torture for them should have sent a flock
of these people to prison -- but it didn't.
Cheney, Rumsfeld should be in prison.

This looks like practice to me -- not only practicing torture to see how it works on innocent people, but to figure out how those who get
assigned to be the torturers will react -- and how to keep it from the public.

Why is that important to our government/CIA/ MIC --

Seems to me that no dictatorship has ever existed without torturing its citizens -- that's why.