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Bringing Torture Back: Romney Wants to Waterboard Again

• http://www.commondreams.org, by Matthew Rothschild
 

An article buried on the bottom of page 13 of The New York Times on Friday revealed that Romney’s national security team has recommended to him that he rescind President Obama’s executive order barring torture.

The Times article, by the great Charlie Savage, also notes that Romney last December said he didn’t think waterboarding was torture and that he would use techniques—isn’t that a creepy word—that Obama refuses to use and that are not allowed by the Army manual.

This puts Romney squarely back in the sadistic Bush-Cheney camp.

And little wonder: Because many of the people on his national security team actually served in the Bush-Cheney administration and backed waterboarding and other kinds of brutalities.

This is not a lovely glimpse into what a Romney presidency would look like.

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