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The torture time bomb

As the US presidential election reaches a climax against the background of the financial crisis, another silent, dark, time bomb of an issue hangs over the two candidates: torture. For now, there seems to be a shared desire not to delve too deeply into the circumstances in which the Bush administration allowed the US military and the CIA to embrace abusive techniques of interrogation - including waterboarding, in the case of the CIA - which violate the Geneva conventions and the 1984 UN torture convention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The next President has a moral obligation to deal honestly and openly with the issue of torture used by the US to extract politically expedient confessions. Simply trying to ignore the issue will be seen by the voters and the rest of the world as consent/complicity in the crimes.

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