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Torture News on Hardball Today

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If you can catch Hardball later this evening (and stomach Chris Matthews giggling about torture), watch it just for the interview of Tony Langouranis (will check spelling later), a former Army Intelligence officer who was deployed to Iraq. Among his arguments:

  • We are losing the hearts and minds in Iraq
  • 90% of the people tortured and detained were innocent
  • Torture never netted useful intelligence
  • And most, importantly, ever solider in the field in Iraq, from privates on up, has been given authorization to torture suspects for information.

Definitely worth a watch.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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