August 25, 2009

ARE IDLE THREATS REALLY TORTUROUS?:

What's Missing from the CIA Docs: Why is the Obama administration using heavy, retro-Bush era blackouts in a newly released CIA report? (John Sifton, 8/25/09, Daily Beast)

Several new facts emerge in the OIG report. We learn, for instance, that CIA interrogators working in the “High Value Detainee” (HVD) program at times went beyond even the permissive boundaries set by the Bush-era White House: They threatened detainees with death, conducted mock executions, threatened to rape detainees’ mothers, and kill their children.

You can see how these would be revelations if the CIA had actually executed them, raped their mothers, and killed their children, but is it still a "revelation" if all we did was talk mean to terrorists?

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 25, 2009 6:48 AM
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