Monday, May 13, 2013

Afghans Say an American Tortured Civilians

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From: barry levine 
Date: Mon, May 13, 2013 at 9:01 AM
Subject: re: Afghans Say an American Tortured Civilians
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To the Editor:
   President Bush assured us that Americans don't torture. That was a lie. President Obama has covered Bush's sins by refusing to prosecute torture. That cover-up may be a crime. But more urgent that either is the allegation that Americans are still torturing. Even a false allegation of such a crime is a powerful recruiting tool for our enemies. President Obama can no longer maintain the sham that torture was an embarrassment of the previous regime that he'll overlook as he moves forward. Torture is a crime. Torture is a recruitment tool for our enemies. The prosecution of torturers is as urgent as any item in the U.S.'s foreign policy if we are to continue to pose as a model for civilized behavior to the world.
Barry Haskell Levine

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