From the AP:

"During the 77-day proceedings, Duch admitted to overseeing the deaths of up to 16,000 people who passed through the prison's gates. Torture used to extract confessions included pulling out prisoners' toenails, administering electric shocks and waterboarding."

American exceptionalism in the neocon era: the right to do what we forbid others from doing.

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