We cannot sweep these allegations under the carpet. Until the full facts are known, Britain's name and reputation will be dragged through the mud - not least by the terrorists and extremists who will exploit these allegations for their own propaganda.
It is vital to remember that torture does not help us defeat terrorists; it helps them to try to justify their hostility to us.
Britain signed up to the Convention against Torture along with most other countries. We undertook never to sanction - or acquiesce in - the commission of torture.
We promised to prevent and punish those who torture in our name. It is time to live up to that pledge, restore our good name and - above all - find out the truth.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
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