Connecting The Tortured Dots

The Bush administration applied relentless pressure on interrogators to use harsh methods on detainees in part to find evidence of cooperation between al-Qaida and the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime, according to a former senior U.S. intelligence official and a former Army psychiatrist.

President George W. Bush made a written determination that Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions, which would have afforded minimum standards for humane treatment, did not apply to al Qaeda or Taliban detainees. This act, the committee found, cleared the way for a new interrogation program to be developed in-part based on “Chinese communist” tactics used against Americans during the Korean War, mainly to elicit false confessions for propaganda purposes.

Full Senate Armed Services Report [pdf].

2 Responses to “Connecting The Tortured Dots”

  1. libhomo Says:

    I like how Citizens for Legitimate Government always puts a (sic) in any quote that says “President Bush.” According to US laws and the US constitution, he never was our president.


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