CIA gets into horror movie-style torture

The hilariously misnamed Department of Justice last Friday released some spooooooky documents to celebrate Halloween. From the NY Times:

F.B.I. agents who arrived at a secret C.I.A. jail overseas in September 2002 found prisoners “manacled to the ceiling and subjected to blaring music around the clock,” and a C.I.A. official wrote a list of questions for interrogators including “How close is each technique to the ‘rack and screw,’ ” according to hundreds of pages of partly declassified documents released Friday by the Justice Department.

A CIA agent and his interrogation tools.

The documents apparently ponder whether or not to prosecute CIA employees, including one interrogator who threatened a suspect with a gun and a power drill. The FBI of all organizations, seems to be on the side of sanity, questining the CIA’s overseas interrogation program “on grounds of both legality and effectiveness.”


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One Response to “CIA gets into horror movie-style torture”

  1. More Torture Fun « Atheist Hobos Says:

    […] this time it was important for Bush to be able to say, “We don’t torture” (even though we do), by blaming all the torture on governments which we know will torture suspects we send […]

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