The New York Times Editorial
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There was no doubt that some “techniques of interrogation” used by the US agents or military after the 9/11 were torture after some information known years ago but now has come the time to name it “at home”. A study elaborated by a nonpartisan, independent group in the US about the interrogation programs after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 the concludes that “it is indisputable that the United States engaged in the practice of torture” and that the nation’s highest officials bore ultimate responsibility for it, according to the New York Times.
If that is the conclusion, now is the time to see if that “highest officials” beginning by the ex-president W. Bush and the vice president Cheney get accountable to that responsibility in any way. Responsibility for doing it and responsibility for damaging the Image, the moral standards and the good name of their Nation. It is worth to remember that there are still detainees in Guantánamo Bay, without being brought to justice so many years after, many of them now in hunger strike over their situation.