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Torture Report Is a Long-Overdue First Step

December 9, 2014 in Economics

The Senate Intelligence Committee has finally released its summary of the CIA’s use of torture since 9/11. So what have we learned? According to Cato scholar Patrick G. Eddington, the report’s release is a long-overdue first step: “Whether as federal employees or political appointees, CIA personnel took an oath to uphold the laws of the United States. Instead, they chose to engage in acts that clearly violated those laws, including international treaties banning the use of torture to which the United States is not only a signatory, but a putative leader as well.”

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