Torture is part of the US global "war on terror," not an aberration, and not used to keep the US safe. While focusing this month on protesting the torture, we take notice of the outrageous escalations of war on civilians in Afghanistan. Reports that the US forces used white phosphorous are coming because doctors are reporting "unusual burns" on the civilian victims.
Read Chris Hedges in Becoming What We Seek to Destroy reporting that the US occupation forces have killed twice as many civilians as Taliban in 2009. Thousands of Afghanis, including many students in Kabul, have been protesting the massacre last week, and demanding an end to US occupation.