The Torturer in the Mirror

The Torturer in the Mirror

Ramsey Clark


prior to the USA invasion of Iraq, ahead of the yankee public observed the notorious pictures from Abu Ghraib, the CIA went to the White condo with a query: What, in accordance with the structure, used to be the road setting apart interrogation from torture—and may well that line be moved? The White condominium attorneys' answer—in the shape of criminal files later referred to as the "Torture Memos"—became the US's justification for undertaking torture.
The Torturer within the replicate exhibits us how whilst one in all us tortures, we're all implicated within the crime. In 3 uncompromising essays, Iraqi dissident Haifa Zangana, former US legal professional common Ramsey Clark, and professor of sociology Thomas Ehrlich Reifer educate us how bodily and psychologically insidious torture is, how deep a mark it leaves on either its sufferers and its practitioners, and the way invaluable it really is for us as a society to carry torturers responsible.

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