In 2007 the issue of torture made its way to the forefront of political current events. Leaked memos condoning harsh interrogation tactics in October were followed later that month by evasive testimony from Attorney General Michael Mukasey on the legality of waterboarding during his confirmation hearings. Then in December it was revealed that the CIA destroyed at least two video tapes depicting the brutal interrogations of two al-Qaida suspects.
As the reality of the Bush administration’s torture policy is unraveling on the world stage, what has clearly changed since the heinous photos of Abu Ghraib prisoners were released in 2004, is the public perception that torture is an act that only occurs when a few “bad apples” behave badly. With the help of diligent independent media makers such as Rory Kennedy, director of the Emmy award winning documentary Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, Americans are beginning to understand that the responsibility for recent
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So, will the next President and Congress work to change the marred reputation of the
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