This is disgusting and awful and monstrous and I don’t even know what to say about it. The NY Times lists seven key points (full article) from a report released by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about the CIA’s torture practices. We knew it was bad, suspected it was worse, but this is just beyond.
In the wake of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s landmark report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program, civil rights organizations are calling for those responsible to face immediate legal accountability. The 600-page executive summary of the report released today documents in excruciating detail episodes of sexual torture, beatings, and other forms of physical and mental abuse committed against detainees.
While partially redacted, the report is nonetheless the most detailed official accounting to date of how the CIA conducted its post-9/11 detention operations.
The most depressing part of the release of the CIA torture report today was not the revelations about waterboarding, sexual threats or other brutality committed by agents at so-called black sites around the world with the complicity of our own and other