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Do you want to inhabit a totalitarian nightmare in which we ignore history in order to protect high crimes like torture and kidnapping, and the criminals who enacted them? If not, watch this video. In under four minutes, the video reviews the CIA torture program and explains exactly why it's so important that congress release its torture report to the public.
It's awfully hard to make amends or change one's behavior if one refuses to acknowledge that bad behavior. President Obama wants us to "look forward" and forget about these crimes. But that guarantees future abuse. If we oppose torture, we need to look squarely—and closely—at the CIA's torture regime. That's the first step towards accountability.