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It’s official: Americans are the baddies now

We might as well start wearing black and putting skulls on our caps. The Senate Torture Report (it’s chilling that we even have to have a “torture report”) has been released, and it’s just full of the evil crap the CIA has been doing.

Detainees were deprived of sleep for as long as a week, and were sometimes told that they would be killed while in American custody. With the approval of the C.I.A.’s medical staff, some C.I.A. prisoners were subjected to medically unnecessary “rectal feeding” or “rectal hydration” — a technique that the C.I.A.’s chief of interrogations described as a way to exert “total control over the detainee.” C.I.A. medical staff members described the waterboarding of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the chief planner of the Sept. 11 attacks, as a “series of near drownings.”

Couple that with the discovery that the CIA was fucking incompetent, kept poor records of what was done, held 26 detainees without cause, and tortured poor schmucks who had committed no crime, but was arrested “solely as leverage to get a family member to provide information”. Thanks, GW Bush and Cheney, for cheerfully approving horrors.