Prison interrogators’ gloves came off before Abu Ghraib
After American Taliban recruit John Walker Lindh was captured in Afghanistan, the office of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld instructed military intelligence officers to “take the gloves off” in interrogating him.
This certainly sounds like Rumsfeld ordered torture, eh?
Bush ignored Pentagon lawyers over tactics in war on terror
The Bush administration routinely bypassed or overruled Pentagon experts on international law and the Geneva convention to construct a sweeping legal justification for harsh tactics in the war on terror, the Guardian has learnt.
No need to concern oneself with bothersome laws when you are deluded that Jesus whispers in your ear telling to invade countries.
It is commonly said that we are a nation of laws, not men. And we are. But beyond the laws, we are also a nation of men and women with a common ethic. Some things are not American. Torture, for damned sure, is one of them.
This from that radical publication, the Washington Post.