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Obama Admits US Tortured “Folks” After 9/11

US forces torturing a "terrorist" at Abu Ghraib in Iraq
US forces torturing a “terrorist” at Abu Ghraib in Iraq

“Folks.” At least have the decency to call them people, Mr. President.

Obama stated, “In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that we got wrong, we did a lot of things that we right, but we tortured some folks … We did some things that were contrary to our values.”

Gee, ya think?

“It’s important for us not to feel sanctimonious in retrospect about the tough job those folks had.”

Ha, that’s Obama’s way of saying “we’re not sorry.”

There was some criticism of Obama’s choice of words.

Dan Froomkin, a journalist with The Intercept website said: “Obama referred to the people we tortured – and the people who tortured them – as ‘folks’. Neither is really appropriate.”

That’s right, Froomkin. Those who were tortured are human beings. Those who tortured them are monsters.

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US torture at "black site" in Poland
US torture at “black site” in Poland
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