US citizens largely unmoved by CIA torture revelations

The US Senate report into CIA activities post-9/11 has revealed actions far more brutal than people were led to believe, writes Niall Stanage.

31st December, 2014

‘The past is never dead. It’s not even past,” one of America’s greatest novelists, William Faulkner, once wrote.

The wisdom of those words was proven once again last week with the long-delayed publication of an investigation into some of the CIA’s activities in the years after 9/11.

The report, from Democrats on the US Senate Intelligence Committee, was damning, in part because it insisted that the methods euphemistically...

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