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Release the Report on Torture - Americans Deserve the Truth

Truth on Torture Petition

Torture - Un-American, Illegal, Ineffective, Wrong.The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) is about to release the executive summary of a report that documents torture committed by the CIA and the resulting consequences. Their multi-year review of CIA interrogation and detention policies in the years after 9/11 exposes blatant disregard for human rights, rule of law, and the American ideals of truth and freedom.

In the wake of 9/11, the United States turned its back on American ideals when it chose to cross over to the "dark side" and permit the use of torture. Some believe Americans should never know the truth about this shameful chapter in our nation’s recent history and are determined to undermine the Senate intelligence committee's findings. They believe that torture was necessary to keep our nation safe, but they are wrong. Torture weakens our security by producing unreliable information, emboldening our enemies, and degrading America’s moral standing.

If we are to learn from — and continue to reject — the post-9/11 policies that put our troops at risk and undermined our national security, Congress must heed the SSCI report and take concrete action to make sure the CIA never tortures again.

Sign this petition to tell Congress to increase CIA oversight and prevent torture.

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