The Real Thing

The news lately has been full of frivolous references to “torture” and “Gulag” in connection with American treatment of captured terrorists. Few people, however, are showing much interest in the real thing. Michael Ledeen writes:

The cheerless creatures who rule the Islamic republic of Iran have developed a particularly wicked use of torture. Not only do they use the full panoply of physical and psychological horrors on their captives, but they then send the victims back into their homes and neighborhoods for brief periods of


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