By now, the United States’ use of torture in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks – often euphemistically referred to as “enhanced interrogation techniques” – is well documented, but perhaps not put to rest. And torture is making headlines once again with the nomination of Gina Haspel to be CIA director. Haspel was instrumental in the Bush administration’s torture program, including running a black site in Thailand, and participated in the destruction of evidence of that program. The Rev. Ron Stief, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, will join State of Belief host Rev. Welton C. Gaddy this week for a sober look at why Haspel’s nomination is so deeply troubling and what it could mean for us if she’s confirmed.
Hear the full May 12, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.