George W. Bush

Secret CIA torture chambers known to Bush

The Washington Post nailed the CIA on the U.S. run Eastern European torture chambers. And -- what ho! -- the president knows about them and authorized them.

First, the story:

The CIA has been hiding and interrogating some of its most important al Qaeda captives at a Soviet-era compound in Eastern Europe, according to U.S. and foreign officials familiar with the arrangement.

The secret facility is part of a covert prison system set up by the CIA nearly four years ago that at various times has included sites in eight countries, including Thailand, Afghanistan and several democracies in Eastern Europe, as well as a small center at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, according to current and former intelligence officials and diplomats from three continents.

And now... Your torturer-in-chief...

The existence and locations of the facilities -- referred to as "black sites" in classified White House, CIA, Justice Department and congressional documents -- are known to only a handful of officials in the United States and, usually, only to the president and a few top intelligence officers in each host country.

They hate us for our freedom... and because we torture the shit out of them; we ignore basic human values; and we secretly violate decades-old international and domestic laws.