Over at TPMDC, we posted video of a speech given Wednesday night by Sen. Carl Levin, in which he pushed back against Dick Cheney’s no-middle-ground approach to torture.
But one specific rebuttal of Levin’s that particularly stood out, in part because not enough people have challenged Cheney’s claim, comes at the 3:53 mark.
When former Vice President Cheney said last week that what happened at Abu Ghraib was the work of a quote few sadistic prison guards acting on their own, he bore false witness.
And when he said last week there was no link between the techniques at Abu Ghraib and those approved for use in the CIA’s secret prisons, he again strayed from the truth.
The seeds of Abu Ghraib’s rotten fruit were sown by civilians at the highest levels of our government.
Hard to put it better than that.