King of Horror's New Anti-Torture Ad

When I was around 10-years-old, I somehow caught a few minutes of Christine, the film based on Stephen King’s novel about a killer car. And it freaked me out. To this day, I’ve still never gotten a driver’s license.

Anyway, Stephen King knows a lot about horror. So if he is freaked out about the U.S. government’s use of torture, then you know it’s serious. Recently, Mr. King took the time to write a personal letter to President Obama calling for an independent commission of inquiry into the U.S. torture program, and that letter will be published tomorrow as an ad in the special Congressional printed edition of Politico, right next to the paper’s section on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

It’s part of the Committee’s job to “provide vigilant legislative oversight over the intelligence activities of the United States to assure that such activities are in conformity with the Constitution and laws of the United States.”

They’ve done about as good a job as Christine’s mechanic.

Members of the committee had agreed to start a review of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. When, you ask? 2002? ’03? ’06? Nope, not until last March. A little slow off the blocks. Then, late last month, the ranking Republican on the committee, Kit Bond (R-Mo.), “withdrew from the probe” in protest over Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to open a preliminary review into a small number of cases of alleged detainee abuse that the DOJ under President G.W. Bush declined to prosecute.

Basically, a guy who was supposed to make sure that the government follows the law in intelligence operations quit to protest an investigation into whether the government followed the law in intelligence operations.

This is unacceptable. And it’s illegal. Congress and President Obama are obligated by U.S. law to fully investigate, prosecute and provide remedy for torture and other human rights violations. They need to know that the U.S. public will hold them accountable if they do not obey the law and hold accountable those responsible for torture.

Join Stephen King in calling for a full investigation into torture. Read his letter and forward it to President Obama at www.amnestyusa.org/10againsttorture. You wouldn’t want to make Stephen King mad, would you?

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18 thoughts on “King of Horror's New Anti-Torture Ad

  1. Thank you Stephen King for raising awareness about something very shameful practice for the United States. Victims of brutal torture need justice, so it will not happen to anyone else again!

  2. This is awesome! Torture should only be in horror movies and books, not in United States interrogation facilities! I hope we can restore our national honor by prosecuting everyone involved in the Bush Torture Program, including Mr. Bush himself, who certainly knew about it and probably condoned it!

  3. I'm not particularly a fan of Stephen King's books, per se, but I've always like and admired Stephen King the man, who seemed to have a good sense of perspective about himself, his work, and the world at large … an author who really would be fun to go out and have a beer with. Chalk up another one for the man.

  4. Thank you Stephen King for raising awareness about something very shameful practice for the United States. Victims of brutal torture need justice, so it will not happen to anyone else again!

  5. This is awesome! Torture should only be in horror movies and books, not in United States interrogation facilities! I hope we can restore our national honor by prosecuting everyone involved in the Bush Torture Program, including Mr. Bush himself, who certainly knew about it and probably condoned it!

  6. My mom was a fan of Stephen King, but all I can say to him is: Keep up the good work! :)

  7. I’m not particularly a fan of Stephen King’s books, per se, but I’ve always like and admired Stephen King the man, who seemed to have a good sense of perspective about himself, his work, and the world at large … an author who really would be fun to go out and have a beer with. Chalk up another one for the man.

  8. My mom was a fan of Stephen King, but all I can say to him is: Keep up the good work! :)

  9. Good work by Mr. Stephen King. I loved US in 1994 but started hated in 2004. Obama made me love this country again but I would recommend and request Mr. Stephen King to work against un-necessary surveillance. I feel US government agencies are always on our ass. 24/7 surveillance and then they are not just watching but they also make us feel that we are being watched. I feel no privacy in my life. Paranoia, anger man, i can't explain. I remember a quote from Benjamin Franklin, They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security. Fuck all government people watching my ass. (I do not want to use this language but they fucking deserve it, made me a fucking psycho).

  10. Good work by Mr. Stephen King. I loved US in 1994 but started hated in 2004. Obama made me love this country again but I would recommend and request Mr. Stephen King to work against un-necessary surveillance. I feel US government agencies are always on our ass. 24/7 surveillance and then they are not just watching but they also make us feel that we are being watched. I feel no privacy in my life. Paranoia, anger man, i can’t explain. I remember a quote from Benjamin Franklin, They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security. Fuck all government people watching my ass. (I do not want to use this language but they fucking deserve it, made me a fucking psycho).

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  13. President Obama is continuing to use both torture and rendition full speed. He has greatly increased the use of unmanned remotely controlled killer drones that have been proven to kill over 98 percent innocent civilians — http://truthinjector.com/content/drone-attacks-ki

    and recently there has been a surge of arrests with a noticeable high level placement in the national media many believe is a gross attempt to help boost support for increased forces in Afghanistan. As in the case of Najibullah Zazi they arrested him putting out false claims in the national press (unnamed sources high in the Obama administration) that he was trying to make a hydrogen peroxide bomb from beauty supply store peroxide which is IMPOSSIBLE to do as any good chemist would know.

    Check this story out– http://truthinjector.com/content/beauty-supply-st

  14. President Obama is continuing to use both torture and rendition full speed. He has greatly increased the use of unmanned remotely controlled killer drones that have been proven to kill over 98 percent innocent civilians — http://truthinjector.com/content/drone-attacks-ki

    and recently there has been a surge of arrests with a noticeable high level placement in the national media many believe is a gross attempt to help boost support for increased forces in Afghanistan. As in the case of Najibullah Zazi they arrested him putting out false claims in the national press (unnamed sources high in the Obama administration) that he was trying to make a hydrogen peroxide bomb from beauty supply store peroxide which is IMPOSSIBLE to do as any good chemist would know.

    Check this story out– http://truthinjector.com/content/beauty-supply-st

  15. President Obama is continuing to use both torture and rendition full speed. He has greatly increased the use of unmanned remotely controlled killer drones that have been proven to kill over 98 percent innocent civilians — http://truthinjector.com/content/drone-attacks-ki

    and recently there has been a surge of arrests with a noticeable high level placement in the national media many believe is a gross attempt to help boost support for increased forces in Afghanistan. As in the case of Najibullah Zazi they arrested him putting out false claims in the national press (unnamed sources high in the Obama administration) that he was trying to make a hydrogen peroxide bomb from beauty supply store peroxide which is IMPOSSIBLE to do as any good chemist would know.

    Check this story out– http://truthinjector.com/content/beauty-supply-st

  16. President Obama is continuing to use both torture and rendition full speed. He has greatly increased the use of unmanned remotely controlled killer drones that have been proven to kill over 98 percent innocent civilians — http://truthinjector.com/content/drone-attacks-killing-civilians-at-the-rate-of-fifty-to-one-60-drone-hits-kill-14-rebels-and

    and recently there has been a surge of arrests with a noticeable high level placement in the national media many believe is a gross attempt to help boost support for increased forces in Afghanistan. As in the case of Najibullah Zazi they arrested him putting out false claims in the national press (unnamed sources high in the Obama administration) that he was trying to make a hydrogen peroxide bomb from beauty supply store peroxide which is IMPOSSIBLE to do as any good chemist would know.

    Check this story out–
    http://truthinjector.com/content/beauty-supply-store-hydrogen-peroxide-not-an-explosive-threat