One could be forgiven for thinking that all signs point towards torture making a comeback. Calls for the resumption of torture have been disturbingly prominent in this year’s presidential campaign. More Americans are telling pollsters that torture may be justified than at any time since the September 11 attacks. And just last month, the courts ruled that the Freedom of Information Act doesn’t apply to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the Bush administration’s detention and interrogation program, also known as the Torture Report, and last month it was revealed that the CIA Inspector General “mistakenly” destroyed its copy of that report.
The above excerpt was originally published in Just Security.
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