Thursday, April 16, 2009

Rationalizing torture - III

Quotable quotes from the torture memos:
Upon arrival at the site, the detainee "finds himself in complete control of Americans" and is subjected to "precise, quiet and almost clinical" procedures designed to underscore "the enormity and suddenness of the change in environment, the uncertainty about what will happen next, and the potential dread (a detainee) may have of US custody". His head and face are shaved; his physical condition is documented through photographs while he is nude; and he is given medical and psychological interviews to assess his condition and to make sure there are no contradiction to the use of any particular interrogation techniques.

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