Barack Obama discloses Bush torture methods including use

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  1. The interrogation techniques sanctioned by George Bush's administration were disclosed by Barack Obama last night to avoid "an inaccurate accounting of the past," which would "fuel erroneous and inflammatory assumptions about actions taken by the United States."

    Certain aspects of the documents are redacted – including the names of CIA officials – but the four memos written by Bush lawyers as a guideline for interrogators offer an unprecedented look inside the methods used as the perpetrators of 9/11 and their cohorts were hunted down.

    Water-boarding, which is banned by international human rights law, was one of the 'torture' methods used.
  2. Although the civil rights activists & lawyers will jump all over this like a paedo in a nursery, the hawks in BO's administration will use it's power to quell any real dissent in the senate or house for hopes of an enquiry.

    Will the Republicans speak up for any more disclosure? I don't think so.

    So, the CIA use torture. Well what a surprise! Next they'll be telling us that MI5 give their prisoners (Sorry clients) Chinese wrist burns.