Sunday, April 26, 2009

Newsweek Article - When Torture Began

Here is a link to a "Newsweek" article that explains the circumstances in 2002, when the United States chose to begin using torture (rather than bonding) interrogation techniques. It goes to my point made the other day that the CIA is taking credit for information obtained via FBI bonding techniques. Ali Soufan is one of the FBI agents who interviewed prisoners using bonding techniques. As the article explains, a major pivotal point is the summer of 2002, when CIA contractor James Mitchell - psychologist from Spokane, partners with Spokane-based Bruce Jessen, also a psychologist - shows up and says, we're doing this my way from now on. This is definitely an article worth reading, as is Ali Soufan's op-ed piece in the New York Times last week. As Soufan says: "We could have done this the right way."

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