“Torturing Democracy” documentary
Bill Moyers had a show on today (Friday, 29th) where he describes a documentary
called “Torturing Democracy.”
It’s a study on how Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Tennet, and John Yoo conspired to nullify the Geneva Conventions and allow torture by the US military. Cheney later pushed through legislation that gave the perpetrators retroactive immunity for their war crimes.
I wonder . . . Can the same authority used to arrest Manual Noriega be used by another country, say Spain, to arrest top Bush officials for war crimes???
“TORTURING DEMOCRACY tells the story of how the United States government circumvented tradition and law to adopt torture as official policy. The film, produced by award-winning filmmaker Sherry Jones, draws on interviews, archival footage, and recently declassified documents to piece together the development and dissemination of torture tactics from Bagram in Afghanistan to Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib — and the document trail leads right to the top of the chain of command.”