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Commentary: 22 for torture

By Michael Leppert TheStatehouseFile.com It was a violent time last week in America. Uncommonly violent sort of. On Wednesday, another mass shooting occurred, this time in a racially motivated incident in a Charleston, South Carolina church.  This tragedy overshadowed an important decision made by the U.S. Senate the day before on interrogation standards of the Central […]

Commentary: A stain on our national honor

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Commentary: A stain on our national honor

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Pretty, it isn’t. The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s post 9/11 torture activities reads a bit like a medieval catalogue of horrors. Among other things, the Senate’s investigators found that CIA interrogators threatened detainees with sexual violence with broomsticks, used forced rectal feeding, resorted […]