As it has been reported at politicsdaily.com and elsewhere, the United States put the squeeze on the British High Court to block the release of summary information implicating the CIA, with MI5’s help, in the torture of United Kingdom resident Binyam Mohamed. Find out more on the eventual outcome here at politicsdaily.com and elsewhere.
The torture happened when George Bush and Tony Blair were in office and Mohamed was released in 2008 when Bush was still president. However, Obama promised to begin anew and set a higher standard. Sending Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to deliver a threat is not the way to go about it. At the moment, Obama’s newest chapter might well be titled “Washing a Dirty Diaper in a Sewer.”
I may write more when I can focus on it specifically instead of under that broad category called “disillusionment.”