Senate Report Links Prisoner Deaths to Bush's Torture Policy

This is goi9ng to be explosive. It's the big story Jason Leopold hinted he was working on. Wow.

The Senate Armed Service Committee report released last week officially concluded that the murder of two prisoners held at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan in December 2002 were a direct result of the Bush administration’s “advanced interrogation” policies.

In other words, the prisoners were tortured to death.

One of the detainees, identified in the report as Dilawar, was the subject of the Academy Award winning documentary Taxi to the Dark Side.

According to the Armed Services Committee report, another detainee identified as Habibulllah was killed two days after Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld authorized the use of "enhanced interrogation" techniques against prisoners in that country. Dilawar was murdered six days after Habibullah. The report labeled their deaths homicides.

The story of Dilawar and Habibullah’s murder by military interrogators is not new. But the Senate report includes new information about the behind-the-scenes meetings between high-level Pentagon officials that took place in the months before their deaths where “enhanced interrogation” policies implemented at Bagram were discussed...

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