Nat Hentoff: Torture sites paid by taxpayers

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Many Americans, including some of Barack Obama’s critics, take his word that his administration opposes torture.With fanfare, two days after occupying the Oval Office, he issued Executive Order 13491, commanding the CIA to close its secret prisons while also declaring that no detainee in U.S. custody could be subject to any form of interrogation not found in the Army Field Manual, thereby excluding torture.Noting this, the nonpartisan Constitution Project’s 577-page April 16 report, “Detainee Treatment,” documents the range and depth of this nation’s torture policies, and has a separate substantial chapter covering our current president. “The Obama Administration” exposes the factual torture record of our re-elected leader.

 

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