Obviously, the CIA is guilty. Why is there all this hoopla? They wouldn’t be making such a big deal if they weren’t.
This torture report must be horrendous. Ultimately, we have to look at ourselves in the mirror because we are the ones who caused it. To me, you have to abide by the law and have a set of standards. You can’t bypass the law just because it’s convenient.
Now they’ll prosecute somebody on the lower end. But we all know where these orders came from. Of course, they’ll place the blame on the subordinates down below. But things happen well up on the echelon. What they should do is follow up the chain of command: who gave the orders to torture people?
We shouldn’t be practicing torture. I’m ashamed as a veteran. I personally care about my country. I want my country to be above that type of behavior. How can we set ourselves as the leader of the free world when we perform in this manner? Torture has been banned by international law for many years. It’s not complicated then: if we tortured, then it should be exposed. If we don’t stand for something, then what do we stand for?
The CIA is lying, but they’re doing it to allegedly protect us. Lying to protect us? I don’t think that's a good policy. They have to set an example. The government was clearly wrong in practicing torture and now the people responsible need to fess up. Let the truth come out.
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