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America faced news of the ‘torture report’

Didn’t have time to watch the news this week, well here it comes. Washington D.C. wrapped up their memorials for former D.C. Marion Barry who passed away this month. President Obama in his promise to close Guantanamo Bay Prison released six detainees to Uruguay with no guarantees of not returning to the battle field. The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on the CIA’s enhanced interrogation practices. The main point in the ‘torture report’ was that the CIA misled Congress and the Bush administration. The only Senator who experienced torture in his life, John McCain endorsed the report while most believed in should not have been released.

In Senator McCain’s speech he justified the report by saying “When we fight to defend our security we fight also for an idea…that all men are endowed by the Creator with inalienable rights.” Former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on Hannity calling the report “full of crap.” Both former CIA director George H.W. Bush and current director John Brennan threw their support behind the ‘torture report.’ As school was ending for the week, four local students in Portland and three were sent to the hospital in critical and serious condition. As federal authorities begin to investigate Eric Garner’s death many expect it to last for months. That’s what is going on this week. This coming week marks the end of the current session of Congress.


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