In doing so del rosso exposes how accountability is eschewed how political opponents draw on shared cultural frames regarding torture and how the legacies of the torture debate continue to shape current policy and political discourse. Most importanttalking about tortureintegrates into the debate about torture the testimony of those who suffered under american interrogation practices and demonstrates how the conversation continues to influence current counterterrorism policies such as the reliance on drones. In talking about torture how political discourse shapes the debate jared del rosso focuses on how language is used to structure arguments both alleging and denying the use of torture by the us government upon persons in its custody he examines discourse in a single venue the us congress to chart evolution in a human rights debate over time. Talking about torture jared del rossos careful study focuses on the investigatory and discursive practices of congressional hearings and investigations making a strong argument for the importance of the legislative branch in shaping political discourse while also being mindful of the role of the culture industry in public debate. Get this from a library talking about torture how political discourse shapes the debate jared del rosso when the photographs depicting torture at iraqs abu ghraib prison were released in 2004 us politicians attributed the incident to a few bad apples in the american military exonerated
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