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Do We Still Torture?

Gabe Rottman,
Legislative Counsel,
ACLU Washington Legislative Office
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June 18, 2007

The LA Times asks in an editorial:

All of this has created ambiguity about a subject that cries out for clarity. Torture violates basic norms of American society; it is wrong wherever practiced and by whatever euphemism. If the administration persists in defining torture down, Congress should push back — by using the power of the purse. As McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam, put it in the Republican debate in South Carolina: “It’s not about the terrorists; it’s about us. It’s about what kind of country we are.”

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