"Facing the truth is hard to do, especially the truth about ourselves. "So Americans have been sorely pressed to come to terms with the fact that after 9/11 our government began to torture people, and did so in defiance of domestic and international law. "Most of us havent come to terms with what that meant, or means today, but we must reckon with torture, the torture done in our name, allegedly for our safety. "Its no secret such cruelty occurred; its just the truth wed rather not think about. "But Memorial Day is a good time to make the effort. On Memorial Day Weekend, America Reckons with Torture | Common Dreams Recently the current president of Brazil who was imprisoned and tortured repeatedly by the military dictators who ruled her country for 25 years has commented on Brazil's commission investigating the dictatorship: "'We are not moved by revenge, hate or a desire to rewrite history. The need to know the full truth is what moves us.'" "In other words, 'You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.'"