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U.S. torture was illegal, but nobody is likely to be punished
U.S. torture was illegal, but nobody is likely to be punished

In a rare case of editorial initiative, the New York Times editorial board has flatly called for an investigation of former Vice President Dick Cheney and other prominent George W. Bush administration figures involved in authorship of the so-called torture memos, which authorized use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" against suspected terrorists captured in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The editorial was more wish that prediction. Noting that President Barack Obama had already declared that "we need to look forward as opposed to looking backward" at past misdeeds, it lectured that "the nation cannot move forward in any...

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