In his first-ever statement, Majid Khan detailed the vengeful reality of the post-9/11 CIA: “The more I cooperated and told them, the more I was tortured.”
I’d love to see a defense of the mindless, pointless sadism and abuse described in the post. But of course, that’s impossible; the best defenders could do would be to lie because there is no rational defense for this.
Then again, this is a nation founded on genocide and abuse of human beings so sure, it makes sense; understandable, still not defensible.
I guess I'm naive in that I can't understand how one human can do such things to another human. Once in a fit of rage, maybe. But over and over and over for months - years! - on end? Beyond my ability to comprehend. And that all this was done supposedly to protect me and my fellow citizens? NOT IN MY NAME!
That we've turned our back on this, without holding both those who did the torture and those who authorized it, exposes the darkest heart of America and renders us unfit to "lead the world." Our *leaders* so often utter the phrase "This is not who we are" in reference to any thing that doesn't comport with our delusional vision of "America." Stop lying, you bastards!, and admit that this is exactly who you have made us. Again, NOT IN MY NAME.