Red Cross accuses US military of Guantanamo torture

Red Cross investigators had found a system devised to break the will of prisoners through “humiliating acts, solitary confinement, temperature extremes, use of forced positions.”

“The construction of such a system, whose stated purpose is the production of intelligence, cannot be considered other than an intentional system of cruel, unusual and degrading treatment and a form of torture,” the paper quoted the report as saying.

When a mainstream respected organization like the Red Cross says the U.S. is engaging in torture, one might hope for a burst of investigative journalism from mainstream media, with maybe a few outraged Op-Eds about this loathsome practice. But, as usual, their silence is deafening. I guess the media is too busy reporting breathlessly about Julia Roberts giving birth to twins to bother much about torture. I’m glad they have their priorities right.

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