**Update* Due to internet difficulties (Fuck you AT&T), the podcast didn’t upload fully. It has now been fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience.
So you believed the propaganda that told us the US doesn’t — or didn’t — torture people. That our military was above that type of behavior. I did too. But that was before talking with Nick Turse. The managing editor of TomDispatch author of The Complex, and fellow at the Nation Institute has a new book out that was over a decade in the making, and threatens all of the myths we’ve been told about the integrity of our military.
Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam tells us that, among other things, the My Lai massacre was not an anomaly, and that Americans have been using torture in conflicts since long before we entered Afghanistan and held “detainees” at Guantanamo Bay.
My conversation with Nick this morning was sad and tragic, but he gives us information that all Americans need to know.
And Crooks and Liars‘ John Amato weighed in on the President’s inauguration speech, the chances of real filibuster reform happening, and Hilary Clinton’s testimony this morning before a Senate committee on Benghazi (more on that tomrrow!).