San­ders State­ment on CIA Re­port

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM -

Wash­ing­ton, DC

Sen. Bernie San­ders (I-Vt.) yes­ter­day is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment on a Se­nate In­tel­li­gence Com­mit­tee in­ves­ti­ga­tion which found that the Cen­tral In­tel­li­gence Agency mis­led the White House and Congress about the bru­tal in­ter­ro­ga­tion of ter­ror­ism sus­pects:

“A great na­tion must be pre­pared to ac­knowl­edge its er­rors. This re­port de­tails an ugly chap­ter in Amer­i­can his­tory dur­ing which our lead­ers and the in­tel­li­gence com­mu­nity dis­hon­ored our na­tion’s proud tra­di­tions. Of course we must ag­gres­sively pur­sue in­ter­na­tional ter­ror­ists who would do us harm, but we must do so in a way that is con­sis­tent with the ba­sic re­spect for hu­man rights which makes us proud to be Americans.

“The United States must not en­gage in tor­ture. If we do, in an in­creas­ingly bru­tal world, we lose our moral stand­ing to con­demn other na­tions or groups that en­gage in un­civ­i­lized be­hav­ior.

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