Surprise! We Tortured Detainees to Death

Wow, what a shocker. I am shocked, shocked to learn that completely contrary to America’s usual modus operandi somehow detainees in American hands were tortured to death.

How is it possible, with our shining morals, our values voters, our compassionate conservatives, our respect for the rule of law, our culture of life, and our governmental checks and balances that this could ever, ever happen in America?

That unAmerican pinko organization, the ACLU, has dredged this information up.

In a press release, the ACLU summarized the documents as detailing, “[An] investigation of two deaths at Bagram. Both detainees were determined to have been killed by pulmonary embolism caused as a result of standing chained in place, sleep deprivation and dozens of beatings by guards and possibly interrogators.”

Who is responsible for this outrage?

“A large portion of the torture, maiming, and murder of detainees occurred under authority issued under secret rules of engagement in the Pentagon,” wrote Scott Horton, a contributing editor with Harper’s magazine. “Much of this flowed through Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Stephen Cambone, a figure who has so far evaded scrutiny in the torture scandal…”

Oh.

Documents uncovered by the ACLU indicating that the US tortured detainees to death.

The ACLU’s catalog of Bush-era torture.

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