Previously I had commented (here) on the Frontline episode "The Torture Question" and the next day I had expressed dismay that there was not much buzz about this very important documentary detailing how the situation at Abu Ghraib came to be. So I was pleased today to see Nat Hentoff has called some attention to the documentary in his latest Liberty Beat column for the Village Voice. In it Hentoff focuses on the group of attorneys who created the legal framework for Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfield to unilaterally assert the right to ignore Geneva and Army field manual guidelines for the treatment of prisoners and asks why they have not been held culpable for the abuses that have since come to light.
For those that still have not seen it I highly recommend viewing the episode which can be seen in its entirety at the PBS website linked to earlier in this post.
Wallace Stevens, the Detached Poet
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