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A policy of torture

In foreign policy, liberty and rights, war and peace on March 3, 2010 at 12:35 am

Evidence of U.S. torture is continuing to mount. What at first seemed as an isolated incident at Abu Ghraib is now appearing to be policy. Obama, like Bush before him, is concealing evidence, protecting torturers and ignoring the continued use of torture.

On Feb. 10, a British court ordered its government to release evidence about a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who says he was tortured while in U.S. custody.

Binyam Mohamed, 31, says he was beaten, subject to sleep deprivation, shackled and had his genitals sliced with a scalpel.

The Obama administration has continually tried to suppress the proof of Mohamed’s torture — even threatening to withhold future intelligence information from British government at the expense of public safety if evidence of Mohamed’s were to be released.

How long will the American people sit back and let torture be committed in their name?