Torture Subcontractors

Human Rights Watch published an article a few weeks ago about suspicions that the US government is using torture in its war against terrorism, even as it condemns it in Iraq. They quote an “unnamed American Official”:

Logo: Human Rights Watch

“If you don’t violate someone’s human rights some of the time, you probably aren’t doing your job”

-Washington Post [12-26-2002]

Previously, Bush didn’t make distinctions:

We will make no distinction between the terrorists and those who support them. #

But when it comes to torture, the US is willing to employ torture subcontractors in Egypt, Jordan, and Morocco:

“We don’t kick the [expletive] out of them. We send them to other countries so they can kick the [expletive] out of them.”

-Washington Post [12-26-2002]