conspiracy to torture

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With no consequences -- not even ostracism -- for those involved in facilitating torture, they simply reappear, recast as book authors, experts and even potential heads of state. And each time we accept these individuals in their new guise, we mire ourselves further in the dirty business of torture, colluding in what has been a conspiracy of silence about the most heinous of human rights violations, and further undermining our international credibility.

Among the most devastating consequences of the U.S. failure to confront and punish torture is the way in which torture -- long considered beyond the pale -- has now been mainstreamed....

see A Dark Reminder In Rumsfeld's Memoir

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