Truth on Torture Petition
The truth on torture is here. The Senate intelligence committee’s report tells us that the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program was even more brutal than Americans were led to believe, and that torture was not just ineffective but counterproductive. Now it’s time for Congress to follow through on those findings with legislation to ensure we never torture again.
After 9/11, the government went to great lengths to create the appearance of torture’s legality. The 2005 McCain Amendment to the Detainee Treatment Act put a stop to that in the military, but not the CIA. Obama’s 2009 executive order closed the door on CIA torture, but a future president could open it again. We need legislation from Congress to make sure torture is off the table for good.
Sign this petition to ask Congress to enact new legislation on torture. There should be no room for torture ever again.