Monday, December 1, 2008

The Bush Administration Tortured In Our Name

If you watch these two films "Taxi To The Dark Side" and "Torturing Democracy", you will call for the entire Bush administration to be thrown in fucking jail!!!

Over One Hundred prisoners have died in suspicious circumstances in U.S. custody during the war on terror. "Taxi to the Dark Side" takes an in-depth look at one case: an Afghan taxi driver called Dilawar who was considered an honest and kind man by the people of his rustic village. So when he was detained by the U.S military one afternoon, after picking up three passengers, denizens wondered why. Why was this man randomly chosen to be held in prison, and, especially, without trial? Five days after his arrest, Dilawar mysteriously died in his Bagram prison cell. His death came within a week of another mysterious death of a detainee at Bagram. The conclusion, with autopsy evidence, was that the former taxi driver and the detainee who passed away before him, had died due to sustained injuries inflicted at the prison by U.S. soldiers.

The documentary, by award-winning producer Alex Gibney ("ENRON: The Smartest Guys in the Room"), carefully develops the last weeks of Dilawar's life and shows how decisions taken at the pinnacle of power in the Bush Administration led directly to Dilawar's brutal death showing how Rumsfeld, together with the White House legal team, were able to convince congress to approve the use of torture against Prisoners of War.

This is the definitive exploration of the introduction of torture as an interrogation technique in U.S. facilities, and the role played by key figures of the Bush Administration in the process.

Taxi to the Dark Side = in full

Torturing Democracy

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