On his second day in office, President Obama signed an executive order to end torture by the U.S. government. However, the work to ensure that the United States never returns to a regime of torture is not over.
Some policymakers have advocated for a return to “enhanced interrogation techniques,” a euphemism for torture. And we have yet to see accountability for those who engaged in and authorized torture under the Bush Administration.
To ensure that we do not return to torture, we must admit that torture has occurred and hold accountable those who have engaged in and authorized torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Sign our petition to demand accountability.
Let’s get the facts straight on torture: Torture doesn’t work.