Be Known

Be Our Shame:

torturersUS interrogators attached detainees to collars like dogs and used their leashes to slam them against walls, forced them to stand for days wearing only diapers, and tied detainees necks with towels and threw them against plywood walls, according to accounts in a secret 2007 report issued by the Red Cross to be printed in a New York magazine and leaked on Monday.

The report — issued by the International Committee of the Red Cross and kept secret for the last two years — is the first first-hand document to legally say the Bush Administration’s harsh interrogation techniques “constituted torture.”

Tiny motives. Astounding ignorance. Lousy tactics.