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Andrew Napolitano: 'All Torture Is Criminal'

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This week saw the release of the most massive, detailed documentation of unlawful behavior by high-ranking government officials and intentional infliction of pain on noncombatants by the U.S. government since the Civil War era. What should we make of this report on government torture?

The report is damning in the extreme to the Bush administration and to the CIA leadership, writes Andrew Napolitano. All human beings possess basic inalienable rights derived from the natural law and protected by the Constitution the CIA has sworn to uphold. Torture violates all of those rights.