The Bush Administration authorized torture, including waterboarding.


Who developed U.S. torture methods

Why they tortured

Waterboarding IS torture

By international treaty signed by the United States, perpetrators of torture must be punished:

"This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding." [Article VI of U.S. Constitution]

"Each State Party shall ensure that all acts of torture are offences under its criminal law. The same shall apply to an attempt to commit torture and to an act by any person which constitutes complicity or participation in torture." [Article 4 of treaty on Torture]

The authors of Bush Administration torture policies:

Jay S. Bybee

John C. Yoo

Steven G. Bradbury

Alberto R. Gonzales

US required to prosecute torture lawyers, says UN lawyer

Torture does not work as an intelligence-gathering tool by Ali Soufan, FBI interrogator of terrorists

No proof torture thwarted any attacks, says CIA official

US Soldier commits suicide rather than torture; Allysa Peterson from Flagstaff, Arizona

The chief US interrogator in Iraq, Major Mathew Alexander says that during 1,300 interrogations he supervised, he came across only one true ideologue. He is quoted as saying that: "I listened time and time again to foreign fighters, and Sunni Iraqis, state that the No 1 reason they had decided to pick up arms and join al-Qa'ida was the abuses at Abu Ghraib and the authorised torture and abuse at Guantanamo Bay."

The most successful interrogator in WWII never laid hands on a prisoner.

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"Torture anywhere is an affront to human dignity everywhere... I call on all governments to join with the United States and the community of law-abiding nations in prohibiting, investigating, and prosecuting all acts of torture."

-- George W. Bush, June 2003

"No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." [Article V. of Universal Declaration of Human Rights]



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