Medical Professionals Ensured the CIA Techniques Wouldn’t Really Hurt

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Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm

According to the May 30. 2005 Bradbury memo, the CIA has used “enhanced techniques to varying degrees” in the interrogations of 28 detainees.

The CIA “used the waterboard extensively in the interrogations of KSM (Khalid Sheikh Muhammed] and Zubaydah [Abu Zubaydah], but did so only after it became clear that standard interrogation techniques were not working. Interrogators used enhanced techniques in the interrogation of al-Nashiri with notable results as early as the first day.”

But don’t worry, they didn’t really hurt.

The memos say that medical and psychological professionals from the CIA’s Office of Medical Services evaluate the detainees to ensure that the detainee “is not likely to suffer any severe physical or mental pain or suffering as a result of interrogation.”

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Dinah Kudatsky
Comment posted April 20, 2009 @ 3:36 pm

We need this investigation of Bush administration crimes. And we need to prosecute those who subverted the Constitution. These so-called “medical and psychological professionals” should be high on the list. They betrayed their Hippocratic Oath – first, do no harm. Torture is like pornography: you know it when you see it. The Bush administration and their cheerleaders were the pornographers of violence.

If it were a just form of punishment (which of course it would not be), I would suggest that these criminals undergo the very tortures they sanctioned, or even have their loved ones threatened with the same. How else would those like Cheney, Gonzales, Rumsfeld, Bush, and all the lawyers and doctors who live without empathy “get it”?


Davidson
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 8:44 am

Where did these people go to medical school? Does Bob Jones offer medical degrees now?


Davidson
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

Where did these people go to medical school? Does Bob Jones offer medical degrees now?


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