The Constitution Project has issued a finding that the George Bush administration was engaged in torture as report by the UK Telegraph. What is the goal of this organization:
Created out of the belief that we must cast aside the labels that divide us in order to keep our democracy strong, The Constitution Project brings together policy experts and legal practitioners from across the political spectrum to foster consensus-based solutions to the most difficult constitutional challenges of our time.
Something to consider:
An organization called “The Constitution Project” should know that our country is a representative republic, not a democracy.
Two opinions on democracy from John Adams and Benjamin Franklin:
“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.”
“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”
Let us see how the main stream media in the United States report on this study. I do not think it will get much coverage based on the drone issue also covered in their report.
From the UK Telegraph:
A two-year study by the Constitution Project concluded that there was “no justification” for the so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” deployed by the George W Bush administration, which it said violated both international and American law.
“It is indisputable that the United States engaged in the practice of torture,” said the 577-page report by Constitution Project, a high-powered Washington watchdog.
“I had not recognized the depths of torture in some cases,” said James Jones, a former Democratic congressman who acted as co-chairman of the research team with Asa Hutchinson, formerly a senior official under Mr Bush. “We lost our compass.”
The report detailed numerous legal cases in which dubious treatment used by Americans on terror suspects after 2001 was prosecuted in the US or was denounced as torture by Washington officials when applied by other states.