Report: US resorted to torture after 9/11 terror
By PETER JAMES SPIELMANN Associated Press April 16, 2013 11:36AM
Updated: April 16, 2013 11:47AM
NEW YORK — A nonpartisan commission’s review of America’s anti-terrorism response after the 9/11 attacks finds “it is indisputable that the United States engaged in the practice of torture” and the Bush White House bears responsibility.
The report by the Constitution Project is a review of the President George W. Bush administration’s approach to the problems of holding detainees, interrogation and counter-intelligence after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
The report says brutality has occurred in war before, “But there is no evidence there had ever before been the kind of considered and detailed discussions that occurred after September 11, directly involving a president and his top advisers on the wisdom, propriety and legality of inflicting pain and torment on some detainees in our custody.”