the PR campaign to sell Torture

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added 4/6/10: Abu Zubaydah: Tortured for Nothing

declassification of government cases against so-called "terrorists" reveals the fabrication 
of "imminent danger" to justify use of torture, debunking Yoo's "Keep America Safe" 
Picture taken by CIA officials during Abu Zubaydah's interrogation.

By the government's own admission, Zubaydah was waterboarded 83 times while in captivity, and has been passed off as an important asset in the War on Terror by Bush administration apologists, who've long contended that if only we knew what they knew -- the things that have been kept behind a firewall of classification -- we'd see the virtue of their actions. But as we see with this declassified filing, the charges are changing, the hype is diminishing and the fact that we once considered Zubaydah a detainee so valuable that we had to torture him is being glossed over...

plus disclosure could affect Canadian case against Mohamed Harkat

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