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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Torture Spreads in Iraq

While VP Cheney lobbies for extending to the CIA the right to torture suspected terrorists, revelations about its use by the ruling Iraqi govt has brought back memories of Saddam Hussein's torture chambers. However, not only does the US torture, but the news media are filled with stories about the Bristish using drills to torture Iraqi detainees.

Meanwhile, Col. Wilkerson, the former Powell aide who has publicly declared that Cheney/Rumsfeld formed a cabal to take over democratic processes in the admin, has now said that VP Cheney himself set the "tone" and lax moral environment in which torture was came to birth.

Wilkerson's statements follow former CIA chief Stansfield Turner's accusation that Cheney is the VP of torture.

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