[On the 18th of October] we learn that Bruce Jessen who was critical in designing US torture techniques was appointed a bishop per this news release. Yes its official, you can apparently support and aid a torture regime, in fact help design the very torture techniques, used on thousands and be called a bishop. Smoking, beer, nope. Torture, yeah! Disheartening and maddening. [Below are this commentators] thoughts on torture from the third print issue of the Mormon Worker:
Don’t Torture in My Name
On September 13, 2003, Alyssa Peterson tragically ended her life. The third female soldier to die in Iraq since the invasion, Alyssa was a devout Mormon who had served a mission in the Netherlands. Shortly after her religious service, Alyssa volunteered to serve in the military. She was adept at learning languages and was sent to Arabic training school. Alyssa later volunteered to go to Iraq in place of another who did not want to go.