Cookie Play | Trap Door Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 14 2015
Price: $20-$25
When the Senate Select Intelligence Committee released its report last month detailing just how enhanced the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" got during the Bush administration's war on terror, the least surprising response was probably Dick Cheney's. The former vice president first said the report was "full of crap"; then, a few days later, he vehemently defended the interrogation and detention program as entirely justified and legal. In other words, I didn't do it—and I'd do it again. Well, what did you expect? Remorse? I'm pretty sure that's not a part of the Cheney doctrine. More curious, though, has been the response of the American people, who have not as yet made much of a push for reform or accountability, despite the news that agents acting on our behalf regularly subjected detainees to beatings, mock executions, waterboarding, and something called "rectal rehydration," among other forms of humiliation and abuse that sure sound like torture to me. Polls indicate the public has come to tolerate this sort of thing, even though abusive methods have proven ineffective as intelligence-gathering tools. Continue reading >>

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