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The paper trail of the Abu Graib scandal has proven more disturbing than first assumed.

While those of us not on life support never accepted the denial by George Bush that America does not toture, even the most cynical of realists weren’t expecting the evidnce to lead all the way to the White House :

The email, which was obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union, represents the first hard evidence directly connecting the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal and the White House. The author of the email, whose name is blanked out but whose title is described as “On Scene Commander — Baghdad,” contains ten explicit mentions of an “Executive Order” that the author said mandated US military personnel to engage in extraordinary interrogation tactics.

This comes at a time when you thought the US government could not get any lower.