U.S. Outraged a Foreign Country Would Torture SomeoneS

Shohn Huckabee is a 24 year-old Texas man who was arrested during a trip to Mexico in 2009, charged with drug trafficking, and given a five year prison sentence. He says that he was innocent, tortured by police and set up. His case became a cause celebre for activists, and he's finally been released after serving more than two years in Mexican prison.

That's good. And now, an international uproar: the WSJ reports that the US Justice Department has determined that Huckabee was tortured—a development that "could raise tensions between Washington and Mexico City over how Mexico is pursuing the drug war."

Only we are allowed to torture and kill foreign suspects without consequence.

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