As Joy Reid says, "Well... the murderous autocrat did geenlight a Trump condo in his capitol, and Ivanka got a modeling gig out of it so..."
Instead of shame and humiliation that this government condoned and defended myriad human rights violations, one of the architects of torture, Dick Cheney and several Bush officials hit the airwaves defending torture with overwhelming support from the religious right.
The Times says this is "about ensuring that this never happens again and regaining the moral credibility to rebuke torture by other governments"
The hypocrisy of this nation co-sponsoring a resolution condemning anyone country for human rights abuses (torture) is beyond the pale. Particularly in light of the recent Senate Intelligence Report verifying what the world has known for several years; America is guilty of committing gross human rights abuses on its own citizens and "suspected terrorists" held in captivity.
Conservatives have proffered every possible scenario to justify torture, including Supreme Court Justice Scalia invoking a fictional television counter-terrorism agent, Jack Bauer, torturing alleged terror suspects to stop a fictional attack on America.
Former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on Fox News Wednesday night to defend the Bush Administration's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" and dispute the findings of a Senate panel's report regarding torture. One problem -- he hadn't read the report.
The Senate Intelligence Committee's executive summary reveals that the CIA torture program was both brutal and ineffective.
Upon the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's torture program, President Obama praised the work of those who keep us safe, but reminded us that we are safer when we adhere to our values.
The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee responsible for the report, Senator Dianne Feinstein, is incensed over the CIA's fight to release the report which included revelations the CIA spied on and infiltrated the Senate committee investigating the Bush-Cheney torture program.
Under the pretense of defending diversity, Bush torture policy guru John Yoo came out in favor of a diversity of war criminals.