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Letter: ‘Simply following orders’ no excuse for Holocaust — or for Gina Haspel

‘Simply following orders’ no
excuse for Holocaust, Haspel
A lesson of the Holocaust was that the explanation of “simply following orders” does not justify complicity in atrocities.
Yet Gina Haspel, who, at the direction of the CIA, oversaw sites where torture took place and helped destroy evidence of torture, is on her way to becoming CIA director, one of the highest offices in the country.
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Karen Cohen
Walnut Creek
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