July 8, 2005

WHO KNEW MENGELE WAS SO PROFESSIONAL?:

Army Finds Few Lapses in Health Care of Prisoners (ERIC SCHMITT, 7/08/05, NY Times)

An Army assessment has found no evidence of systemic problems in medical care of prisoners at American detention centers in Iraq, Afghanistan and Cuba, Army officials said Thursday.

The five-month review was the latest of a series of examinations of the military begun after the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq became known.

The review, however, was not intended to delve into accounts from some interrogators that military psychiatrists or psychologists at GuantĂ¡namo Bay, Cuba, provided advice on how to conduct coercive interrogations of detainees, Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, the Army surgeon general, said at a Pentagon news conference.

As such, the assessment, which included interviews with more than 1,000 military medical personnel, shed no new light on the conduct of doctors involved in interrogations, particularly those in units known as Behavioral Science Consultation Teams, or BSCT, and informally referred to as biscuit teams.


Well, that won't please the American people.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 8, 2005 7:28 AM
Comments

military psychiatrists or psychologists at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, provided advice on how to conduct coercive interrogations of detainees

I should hope so.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at July 8, 2005 7:43 AM

Nice of the Times to publish this, but I believe if they check with the key Democratic politicians in Washington, they'll find championing the human rights case of the Gitmo inmates has been put on temporary hiatus.

Posted by: John at July 8, 2005 9:03 AM

What's the over/under on how long it takes for the first Dem pol/pundit to cite this as evidence that we're not properly funding adequate health care for our own soldiers?

Posted by: b at July 8, 2005 11:21 AM
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