Monday, April 28, 2008

Those "harsh interrogation techniques"

Yesterday the New York Times reported:

"The fact that an act is undertaken to prevent a threatened terrorist attack, rather than for the purpose of humiliation or abuse, would be relevant to a reasonable observer in measuring the outrageousness of the act," said Brian A. Benczkowski, a deputy assistant attorney general, in the letter, which had not previously been made public. ...

It has been clear that the order preserved at least some of the latitude that Mr. Bush has permitted the C.I.A. in using harsher interrogation techniques than those permitted by the military or other agencies.

Like this:

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H/t Rachel from North London

1 comment:

sfwillie said...

The Roman Catholic Inquisitions tortured people with the purpose of saving their souls from eternal damnation;

There could be no higher purpose in the mind of a torturer;

Ergo: the Inquisitions were cool.

Thanks for beating this important drum.

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