Senate report: We tortured prisoners, it didn't work, and we lied about it
The only thing I take exception to in this report is this sentence: "The torture was far more brutal than we thought." NO -- if you were paying attention, reading alternative media sources or first person accounts from torture survivors, or just listening at all, you knew that the U.S. government and its contractors were engaging in the most heinous forms of torture. And while this went to a new height during the Bush, Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld era, we cannot absolve President Obama. There are still black sites, Guantanamo is still open, there are still prisoners who have NEVER been charged with a crime, and torture is still happening. This is a stain on our collective conscience, as are the other injustices our system is perpetuating.