Republicans are attempting to “disappear” the Senate Torture Report. The CIA has “inadvertantly” destroyed its copies
(144 words) “And so I said, ‘We came, we saw, he died!’ And now they’ve got death and chaos up the wazoo! Have I not done well, Master?”
(3400 words) War crimes are back on the American agenda. We really shouldn’t be surprised, because American officials got away with it last time—and, in the case of the drone wars, continue to get away with it today.
With Joe Biden’s praise for Dick Cheney the U.S. government signals that it regards itself as exempt from the laws of wars, the Nuremberg prohibition against aggressive invasions, and global prohibitions on torture.