The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #156284   Message #3684846
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
11-Dec-14 - 08:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: CIA torturers (God Bless America)
Subject: RE: BS: CIA torturers (God Bless America)
The claim that things had "gone beyond what was approved" is an effort to pass the blame down to the lowest possible level, as was done in the case of Abu Ghraib.

It always happens like that - "a few bad apples", don't blame us.

"We were just obeying orders" is no kind of excuse for the people lower down. But it's a true enough claim, and is an indictment of the people who give the orders and authorised them.