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Liberal Democrats Set Out Terms for Torture Inquiry


World  (tags: 9/11, torture, twin towers, Britain, inquiry, politics, government )

Michelle
- 1402 days ago - guardian.co.uk
The Liberal Democrats today set out what they think the terms of the government's upcoming inquiry into torture should be.In July David Cameron announced a judicial inquiry into Britain's role in torture and rendition since the al-Qaida attack



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Past Member (0)
Monday September 20, 2010, 8:20 am
Craig Murray, the former ambassador to Uzbekistan, said that evidence obtained under torture in that country "was almost all false, but that didn't worry the CIA or the Blair government because they didn't want the truth, they wanted intelligence to support their priorities". He added: "You don't get the truth from torture, all you get is what the torturer wants to hear."
 

Pat A. (117)
Monday September 20, 2010, 8:42 am
How can anyone believe evidence obtained under torture?? I hope this enquiry will be transparent - but then I didn't believe a labour government would have us giving up our hard won right to habeas corpus - which we had had for nearly 800 years!
 

Terry King (108)
Monday September 20, 2010, 5:34 pm
We should indict Bush, Cheney, and Rummy for war crimes!
 

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 5:01 am
Of course, there should be a full, transparent inquiry. And then the people responsible should be put on trial for war crimes. We all know who was responsible for the reprehensible acts. Don't we?
Can you say "The Bush League"?














 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 1:05 pm
Torture only makes friends into enemies, enemies into killers and the innocent into suffering victims. Let's stop all forms of torture.
 

John Goodspeed (79)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 1:55 pm
Are the Brits the only ones with the guts to do this?

Or maybe "guts" is the wrong word. Morals is a better fit.
 

Tamila mendoza (177)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 2:06 pm
I think they should get a metal for giving back to these murders a taste of what they gave. The criminals have more rights than the victims now a days.
 

Leanne B. (24)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 2:07 pm
Thanks for this information.
 

David S. (2)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 2:35 pm
It seems the British people do not hesitate to severely criticize their government, and to get rid of pompous criminals when they are found out. Not so the US. We do not stand up to our elected servants and tell them when we are displeased. We have allowed the war criminals of the Bush administration to walk free after having attacked Iraq for no reason other than that they wanted to get rid of Saddam, who was not connected in any way to 9/11, and was not harboring Osama, who is just a bugbear anyway. They murdered at least two million Iraquis, maimed and injured hundreds of thousands more, and destroyed the infrastructure of the country, leaving the survivors to starve and suffer from disease, leading to who knows how many more deaths and ruined lives. And some wonder why they don't like us? This was done in our name, and the criminals that masterminded this travesty are thumbing their noses at us. If we don't stand up and demand justice, the phrase 'the land of the free' will have to be stricken, or changed to the land of the shallow, unconcerned idiots.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 3:34 pm
I'll tell you what, when my Papa told me that I was going to get a whoopin for something, and I did it anyway, I knew that he was going to wear me out over it. All it took was once for me to figure out that I wouldn't do that again.Maybe they needed more whoopins when they were young.

I know that it kept me from doing what I shouldn't, I was smart enough to figure that one out.
 

Jo Balltes (44)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 4:01 pm
thank you for sharing x
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 4:14 pm
What's the motivation? If I am a weak person, I will tell you what you want to hear (under torture). If I am a strong person I will lie to you to mess up your mind (under torture). Silly, insane logic!
 

Lionel G. (4)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 6:59 pm
I think the mainstream news media need to be held responsible for colluding in the whitewashing of these atrocities by using the absurd euphemism "enhanced interrogation techniques" to gloss over the Bush Administrations use of torture. Torture is torture is torture. Let's euthanize all euphemisms.
 

Sue D. (156)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 8:15 pm
Terry King - That's EXACTLY what I think. In fact, I don't really understand WHY there has not even been an investigation.
 

Edward M. (8)
Wednesday September 22, 2010, 1:33 am
Just how, in our "open" democracies, did it ever come to this.
 

Charmaine C. (176)
Wednesday September 22, 2010, 1:30 pm
Very few people in Britain wanted any involvement in this either. Tony Blair dragged us into it despite popular opinion to the contrary. It will be interesting to see what emerges now.
 
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