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Thursday, June 14, 2007

98 - "Enhanced Interrogations": Right-Wingers Eagerly Embrace Soviet Torture Methods

Today we're going to show how the right-wing is playing directly out of the Soviet Union playbook.

That should be something to throw in their face, huh?

Nothing, probably not even the Iraq War itself, has soured world opinion on the United States, as much as the Bush administration's embrace of torture.

Actually, something probably has: the Bush administration's denial of that embrace, and its attempt to redefine what constitutes torture, and call what they're doing enhanced or alternative interrogation techniques.

I've always been under the impression -- and maybe I've been hoodwinked about this, I'm curious if you've been under this impression as well -- I've always been under the impression that our intelligence agencies developed these alternative interrogation techniques specifically to be able to make the dubious claim, that they don't torture.

In other words, we wanted to be able to assert that these are good old-fashioned American, high tech, humane, proper methods of interrogating prisoners that fully comply with the Geneva Conventions, the anti-torture treaty, and all other applicable domestic and international human rights obligations.

How could anyone dare to challenge these methods, when we thought them up just to avoid torturing people?

Well, here's a bombshell for you to drop on your friendly local right-winger.

We didn't develop these techniques at all. They come straight from the KGB, the Cold War Soviet Union's secret police.

It turns out, that the right-wing has been defending, endorsing, even singing the praises of, Evil Empire torture techniques.

As confirmed by a recently declassified report by the Defense Department's own inspector general, the Bushians "reverse engineered" the Soviet techniques for use by American interrogators.

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Jack Clark 3:01 PM [+]
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Torture provides little usable intelligence, and the people we are torturing seem to have little or no connection to the people we are after.
Why are we torturing them? We are fighting an opponent that has little fear of death. Are we torturing these people to let that opponent know that there are things worse than death?
posted by James  6:31 PM   [+]
 
George Washington on the treatment of captured British soldiers.
"Treat them with humanity, and let them have no reason to complain of our copying the brutal example of the British army in their treatment of our unfortunate brethren.
posted by shannon  2:51 AM   [+]
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