Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Big profit in torture

Here's an ugly tidbit from today's report - - a report being attacked by pro-Bush, GOP partisans whose promotion of American exceptionalism has no limit or core:
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Central Intelligence Agency’s torture of detainees was developed by two inexperienced contractors who were eventually paid $81 million for their work, according to a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the program released Tuesday.
The two psychologists were working at the U.S. Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape school prior to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. They had no knowledge of interrogation techniques, al Qaeda, counterterrorism or “any relevant cultural or linguistic expertise,” the report said...
The two contractors personally conducted interrogations, including water boarding, of the CIA’s most significant detainees. They provided official evaluations of the psychological state of detainees to determine if the enhanced techniques would continue...
The two contractors even acted as a liason between the CIA and foreign intelligence services.

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