Thugs in high places

Isen blog, which usually covers telco issues from a libertarian viewpoint, found this article on Negroponte.

John Negroponte in Honduras

Torture, especially when my country does it and helps others do it, ties my stomach in knots when I think about it. Denial is easier. But the nomination of John Negroponte by the Bush Administration to be U.S. “security” czar demands non-denial.

John Negroponte was US Ambassador to Honduras from 1981 to 1985.
This jaw-dropping 1995 article in the Baltimore Sun documents this era with declassified U.S. documents, interviews with survivors of torture by U.S. trained troops that took place with U.S. knowledge, and with a 1993 investigation by the Honduras government itself.