Johann Wagener 4-18-13
The following article skillfully points out how Americans are so self absorbed that they fail to see the affect this "culture of violence" stokes the fires of terrorism and perceive ourselves as victims rather than perpetrators.
The Orwellian Warfare State of Carnage and Doublethink | Global Research
In one of the most comprehensive studies of U.S. treatment of terrorism suspects, the panel concluded that never before had there been "the kind of considered and detailed discussions that occurred after 9/11 directly involving a president and his top advisers on the wisdom, propriety and legality of inflicting pain and torment on some detainees in our custody."
"It is indisputable that the United States engaged in the practice of torture," the 11-member task force, assembled by the nonpartisan Constitution Project think tank, said in their 577-page report.
The scathing critique of methods used under the Republican administration of former President George W. Bush also sharpened the focus on the plight of inmates at Guantanamo, which Bush opened and his Democratic successor has failed to close.