Following a Senate Intelligence Committee’s release of over 6,000 pages of CIA files about “enhanced interrogation techniques,” – on the eve of Human Rights Day, nonetheless – voices from around the world have risen up to condemn the horrifying truths.
Committee Chair Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) stated in a press conference that the United States had to release this report, saying that, “History will judge us by our commitment to adjust society governed by law and the willingness to face an ugly truth and say ‘never again.'” Now Americans and countless people from abroad are sharing their thoughts on what’s quickly come to be called the ‘torture report.’
What did other nations’ politicians have to say about the #Torturereport?
A right-winged French politician Marine Le Pen stated,
I believe that those people who are dealing with terrorists, and trying to get information out of them that helps save civilian lives, are responsible people.
Imagine that! France (okay, 1 French politician) supporting the US!
On the other end of the spectrum, North Korea released a statement saying,
If the [United Nations Security Council] handles the “human rights issue” in the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] while shutting its eyes to the serious human rights issue in the U.S., one of its permanent members, while failing to settle the pending and urgent issues directly linked with the world peace and security, it will prove itself its miserable position that it has turned into a tool for U.S. arbitrary practices just as everybody can hear everywhere.
This statement should strike us all as being very important and relevant, you know, since North Korea has such a good human rights record and all.
Others took to Twitter to share their thoughts:
The numbers so far: 6,300 pages of torture (and lies about torture), 0 indictments. #TortureReport
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) December 9, 2014
Sworn testimony by some intelligence officials to policy makers was false. They lied. #TortureReport
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) December 9, 2014
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