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A unified theory

It would be satisfying if, as per this Frank Rich column, the Bush administration’s torture and Iraq policies could be combined into a unified crime — that is, using the urgency of 9/11 to justify the use of torture, which was then used (as in all previous torture regimes) to extract false confessions, in this case about the connection between Iraq and al Qaeda.


April 26, 2009 - Posted by | torture

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  1. I heard a convincing version along similar lines recently – torture was used to try and prove the link between 9/11 and Iraq, the severity of the torture permitted growing as the administration grew increasingly frustated that they were not able to prove this link, despite the fact all analysts confirmed there was none.

    Comment by Alex | April 26, 2009

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