Many "detention centers" claim that they don’t practice torture tactics—for example, instead of "water boarding" they "interrogate with water"—and get away with it. As Jeffrey Kaye explains in a new report at TruthOut, during the Bush administration, the military used waterboarding-style torture at Guantanamo and other detention sites throughout the world. Despite Obama’s claims that closing Guantanamo would take priority on his agenda as president, infamous Bush-era policies have quietly expanded under his administration. There is little to no accountability for these actions.
Jeremy Scahill joins Keith Olbermann on Countdown to describe the heinous lack of US accountability when it comes to international law in torture cases.
—Anna Lekas Miller