15 August 2005

not just a few bad apples

did you know that there is an american program designed to train soldiers to withstand torture? did you know that data from that program is being used to inform interrogation practices in the "war on terror"? which is to say, did you know that we understand that these practices are torture, and that we've nevertheless been ordering them from the get-go? read here. psychologists and medical doctors from the program, known as SERE, have been advising in afghanistan and gtmo since the beginning, in flagrant violation of several human rights and medical ethics conventions. go US.