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RE: Torture Victim "Invented" Iraq-Al Qaeda Link
azimuth - 12/9/2005 12:41 AM
You mean alleged torture victim. Mr Libi (sounds like a libby to me) claims to have been tortured while in Egyptian custody. A claim flatly denied by Egyptian officials.
That prisoners and terrorists are liars is not unusual. I find it rookie-esque to have relied on a prisoner's word as reason for war.....if that's what happened.
The NY times has a shady track record as far as I'm concerned, so who knows when they are being accurate and when they are disseminating propaganda?
The Egyptians routinely deny, and routinely torture. What do you think these guys are, choir boys? They work for one of the most repressive dictatorships on earth. Since they have become our buddies, they have become the official "torture shop" for the CIA.
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