Shriffrin: We Wanted To Give Detainees Pillows, Cable TV
Shiffrin’s testimony has gone from slippery to surreal to baroque. At one point, he said that during Rumsfeld’s interrogation-tactics review process, some wanted to “offer inducements.” Among them: providing extra pillows and cable TV.
Sen. Jack Reed tried valiantly to suppress a chortle. “There weren’t many inducements” on Rumsfeld’s ultimate list of interrogation techniques. Instead of episodes of Weeds and * Six Feet Under*, there were stress positions.