Torture or Slaughter?

The politically-motivated Democratic Senate swan song attack against the CIA and the Bush administration – euphemistically called “the Torture Report” – is deeply flawed and false in many of its particulars.

Meanwhile, President Obama gets a pass on killing hundreds of innocent civilians through drone strikes.

Torture

According to a recently released report, “Attempts to kill 41 men resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1,147 people, as of 24 November.

The report also reveals that “An analytically conservative Council on Foreign Relations tally assesses that 500 drone strikes outside of Iraq and Afghanistan have killed 3,674 people.”

Meanwhile, only three terrorists were waterboarded.

Which is more moral, more humane, more just: waterboarding terrorists or murdering innocents?

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