Covering up torture must end. Now.
The new uproar about CIA spying on the Senate intelligence committee could open a political door to challenging the surveillance state and perpetual war.
The CIA spying on Senate staffers is indeed unacceptable. But so is spying on peace activists. So is mass surveillance. So is torture. So is holding prisoners without trial. So is killing people with drones. So is waging horrific and illegal wars.
Marcy Wheeler: White House Covering Up the Presidency’s Role in Torture
McClatchy: White House Withholds Thousands of Documents
Elizabeth Goitein: Obama Is Protecting Senior CIA Officials and Himself
Norman Solomon: The Feinstein Syndrome
Charles P. Pierce: Obama, the CIA, and the Limits of Conciliation
WarIsACrime.org: Ongoing Torture