Torture report: War is hell

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Grego sounds off on the recent Senate report of CIA torture invoking the saying "war is hell."

"War is hell! You've heard the phrase. It's origin credited to Civil War commander Major General William Tecumseh Sherman, one of the most renowned Union military leaders next to Ulysses S. Grant, but not as spectacular. In a wire Sherman sent to President Lincoln on December 21, 1864, the entire text was, "I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded- who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell."  A Senate Intelligence Committee report says the after the 9/11 attacks the CIA routinely used tactics that went beyond approved interrogation techniques. I hate to think about anyone being tortured. but can you recall how you felt when the Twin Towers came down?  How the country came together in the mission to punish those who committed that terror on innocent Americans?  I wonder how many other innocent American lives were saved by information obtained by the CIA through any and all means possible.  Methods including sleep deprivation, water boarding, rectal feeding and hydration and whatever else, but does that even compare to our current enemy, technically an offshoot of the same enemy that cuts peoples heads off?  Not for me, but maybe it does for others. Say what you will but Sherman had it right. War is hell."

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