I think I mentioned, quite a while ago, a book I had read that chronicled the torturing that was going on, tracing it from memos in the government and interviews with prisoners, right through to it's publishing date in 2005.
The book is The Torture Papers - The Road To Abu Ghraib which was edited by Karen J Greenberg and Joshua L. Dratel, with an introduction by Anthony Lewis.
This was published long before the Bush Administration admitted to ANY violation of the provisions set out in the Geneva Conventions. They had simply declared that they were exempt from following them. In the words of Alberto Gonzales, they were QUAINT. That rated chuckles from his audience, not shock and dismay at the time.
For the Bush Administration to feign ignorance then and even now, save for admitting to having waterboarded THREE so-called high-value detainees is disingenuous at best and their having sanctioned the acts, criminal at worst.
**This was the book that I described as being too heavy and bulky to take on the train to read.**
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]