Civil liberties Torture

It’s Called TORTURE


The paper of record is reporting on horrific and newly revealed torture methods used at Gitmo, including sensory deprivation, living in one's own shit, and forced enemas.

But the Times doesn't call it "torture," except when quoting the International Red Cross.

The Times continues to find every kind of euphemism for torture, because, of course, the word "torture" exists in the Geneva convention statutes. It's disconcerting to see the flagship of the supposedly "liberal media" go to ridiculous lengths to avoid calling torture what it is, in what is clearly an attempt to protect an administration that has made torture business-as-usual.

As John Lennon said, "Gimme some truth."