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Published on Dec 1, 2012
With the historic election of President Barack Obama in 2008, may hoped that we would not only see a change in the United States of America's use of torture, but that those responsible for violating international laws would be held accountable for their war crimes and crimes against humanity. Instead, what we saw the a continuation of a process that not only enables and even endorses torture, but that uses classic propaganda to make these crimes legal and deceive the public into thinking that torture is valuable and necessary.
This is done in a 5-step process that forms the standard playbook for empowering the powerful to get away with serious criminality.
1. Blame Bad Apples 2. Invoke National Security 3. Appeal to National Unity 4. Political Counter Attack 5 Re-write and Seal History