Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Just in case you missed it, we tortured to find justification for our Iraq invasion.

I haven't seen this story a whole lot in the press. The Villagers on the Sunday talk shows didn't mention it a whole lot. McClatchky broke it:

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration applied relentless pressure on interrogators to use harsh methods on detainees in part to find evidence of cooperation between al Qaida and the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's regime, according to a former senior U.S. intelligence official and a former Army psychiatrist.

Such information would've provided a foundation for one of former President George W. Bush's main arguments for invading Iraq in 2003. In fact, no evidence has ever been found of operational ties between Osama bin Laden's terrorist network and Saddam's regime.
Report: Abusive tactics used to seek Iraq-al Qaida link

When we talk about how Bush & Co. used torture, the ticking time bomb scenario has no bearing or relevance. They-particularly Cheney-used to torture to get their sadistic jollies off and fabricate fictions to mislead the American public.

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