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No FIFTH WAVE kudos for Haspel.
Why Gina Haspel, the Queen of Torture, Was Able to Rise to the Top of the CIA
Haspel's ascension [SIC] illuminates what happens when there is no accountability, no truth, and no justice for torture. Because of the power and influence of the United States, this lack of accountability, truth, and justice undermines the power of international law and the strength of the anti-torture norm globally. Moreover, letting officials of past administrations get away with torture does nothing to deter the possibility of a future administration attempting to do it again. For these reasons, all possible pressure must be brought to bear on Congress to vote down Haspel's nomination. This won't right the wrongs of the past, but it would be an important political victory against Trump [?] and the torture enthusiasts [?] who live among us.
Interesting. Now, here's the "process explanation" of accountability, truth, and justice:
42 U.S. Code § 2000dd-1 - Protection of United States Government personnel engaged in authorized interrogations, as amended 2009,
and the pertinent ACLU lawsuits implicating Haspel supervision are SULEIMAN ABDULLAH SALIM, et  al. v Mitchell and Jensen | ACLU Settles Lawsuit Against Architects of CIA Torture Program
and
France 24 | ECCHR brief on behalf of Zubaydah.

So much for The Nation correction.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Mar 18th, 2018 at 02:44:15 AM EST
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