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John McCain: Botched Execution In Arizona Was ‘Torture’

John McCain: Botched Execution In Arizona Was ‘Torture’

While he is for the death penalty, the Arizona Senator has the good sense to decry an execution gone wrong. The longtime Republican lawmaker, who experienced years of torture while being held in captivity by the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War, called the drawn-out lethal injection execution of Joseph Wood on Wednesday “terrible.” “I [...]

Report On U.S. Torture Techniques Will Show ‘Shocking Brutality’

The reason we are signatories to the Geneva Convention and why we “don’t” torture prisoners of war is because it makes our own citizens vulnerable when captured. It’s also not humane, in keeping with the kind of country we purport to be. I put “don’t” in quotes because we “do” torture, and we do so [...]

Pope Condemns Torture As ‘Mortal Sin’

Pope Francis celebrated Mass this weekend by urging an end to torture, which he characterized as a grave sin. Francis told the public in St. Peter’s Square Sunday he wanted to reiterate his “firm condemnation of every kind of torture.” He sought united efforts to work for torture’s end and to support victims and their [...]

Republican Senator: Bergdahl Might Be Lying About Being Tortured

Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss isn’t sure Bowe Bergdahl was really tortured. He said on Face the Nation that he just be making the whole thing up. …Chambliss…was asked about the reports that Sgt. Bergdahl is saying he was tortured. He answered, “I think there are going to be a lot of things that Bergdahl tells [...]

Man Who Tortured And Killed Wife Because ‘She Does Not Know How To Cook Couscous’ Gets Life In Prison

Maybe he should have checked out her menu possibilities before the nuptials. When the 47-year-old from Tunisia attacked his wife in April 2010, her body was so badly injured that she had to be identified through dental records. The court said the victim was tied up, gagged, raped, stabbed 15 times and shot in the [...]

Sen. Tom Coburn Is Fine With Torture Executions

As a physician, you’d think he’d know better. From this morning’s appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe: The Oklahoma senator and physician was… asked whether a botched execution this week in his home state changed his view on the death penalty. Gov. Mary Fallin (R) ordered a review of the state’s execution procedures in the wake [...]

Palin Doubles Down On ‘Baptizing’ Terrorists

Sarah Palin Doubles Down On Her Baptism By Waterboarding Remarks (via http://crooksandliars.com) By John Amato April 29, 2014 5:00 am – Comments Sarah Palin is not backing off her incendiary waterboarding speech at the NRA. Instead she’s taking it even farther down the rabbit hole. Sarah Palin is not backing off her incendiary statements about… [...]

Sarah Palin Addresses NRA Rally: ‘If I Were in Charge… Waterboarding is How We Baptize Terrorists’

Oh, Sarah Palin. You cringe-inducing, Chiclet-brained troll. Every time you open your mouth, you prove to the world exactly why you should never be allowed anywhere near the White House, or any elected office, ever. Not only are you way, way out of your depth — even as a reality show grifter — but every [...]

Porn Actresses Arrested For Animal Torture Video

Two porn actresses have been arrested for videos where it is claimed they participated in cruelty to animals. Stephanie Hird, 29, was arrested on five counts of animal cruelty with intent to injure or kill. Sara Zamora was arrested April 4 on eight counts of animal cruelty for her role in the video called “SOS [...]

We Can’t Discuss Torture Without Acknowledging U.S.’s Lack Of Morality

Eric Fair worked in the military as an Arab linguist and later as a contract interrogator. He knows how ugly it makes us appear. Seven years ago, I wrote an op-ed in this newspaper about my role conducting abusive interrogations in places like Abu Ghraib and Fallujah [“An Iraq interrogator’s nightmare,” op-ed, Feb. 9, 2007]. [...]

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