How America Tortured

Larry Siems read almost 140,000 documents on the Bush torture program. What he learned:

They tortured men at military bases and detention centers in Afghanistan and Iraq, in Guantánamo, and in U.S. Navy bases on American soil; they tortured men in secret CIA prisons set up across the globe specifically to terrorize and torture prisoners; they sent many more to countries with notoriously abusive regimes and asked them to do the torturing. At least twice, after the torturers themselves concluded there was no point to further abuse, Washington ordered that the prisoners be tortured some more.

When, one wonders, will the rule of law be restored and those responsible for war crimes – from Bush on downwards – be brought to justice?