An explosive new book will disclose a Red Cross report that found that the Bush Administration committed clear acts of torture and that Bush Administration officials could be charged with war crimes. The book The book, “The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals,” by New Yorker writer Jane Mayer, gives details of the confidential report. I will be discussing its implications on MSNBC’s Countdown tonight. For the video, click here.
The Red Cross has not denied the report but stated that such communications must remain confidential. The book gives details of shocking acts of torture, including hanging individuals from the ceiling and confining men into small boxes for prolonged periods.
The disclosure only adds to the anger over the refusal of the democratic leadership to allow an investigation into war crimes by the Administration. While various surrogates for the White House have tried to deny that waterboarding is torture, the most respected international body in this area found the answer both obvious and easy: the Administration conducted an official torture program in violation of international law.
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