Although heavily implied, one thing Obama didn’t directly mention in his State of the Union speech was drones.
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The legacy of torture and cruel treatment in detention operations has not been expunged under US president Obama.
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During George W Bush’s first term, the US tortured many ‘War on Terror’ prisoners, including a 15-year-old boy.
The Bush administration made a series of decisions authorising torture and secret prisons just days after 9/11.
US detention centre can remain open as long as the “war on terror” continues, with no end in sight.