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Torture

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ABC News

A leader of the CIA team that captured the first major al Qaada figure, Abu Zubaydah, says subjecting him to WATERBOARDING WAS TORTURE BUT NECESSARY. In the first public comment by any CIA officer in handling high-value al Qaeda targets

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AfterDowningStreet.org

Waterboarding as an interrogation technique has its roots in some of history's worst totalitarian nations, from Nazi Germany and the Spanish Inquisition to North Korea and Iraq.

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AP

U.S. law protects endangered iguanas on the naval base, but the Supreme Court is struggling to determine whether it also applies to the 305 men imprisoned there. In the balance hangs America's traditional reputation for justice for all.

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Glenn Greenwald

The most glaringly similar case was when, during the trial of Jose Padilla, DOJ prosecutors told the federal court that key videotapes of Padilla's interrogations by DOD agents could not be located, a claim which prompted expressions of increduli

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Reuters

"The tapes posed a serious security risk. Were they ever to leak, they would permit identification of your CIA colleagues who had served in the program, exposing them and their families to retaliation from al Qaeda and its sympathizers," Ha

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AP

House and Senate negotiators working on an intelligence bill have agreed to limit CIA interrogators to techniques approved by the military, which would effectively bar them from using such harsh methods as waterboarding, congressional aides said.

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Mind Control Techniques

The CIA tested a wide variety of psychoactive substances, most notably LSD, on the general public and often without consent of the subject. Whether or not such a program still exists is a matter of debate (e.g. Guantanamo)

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Washington Post

A leaked copy of a March 2004 manual of Gitmo's "Standard Operating Procedures" for Camp Delta was published by the Web site Wikileaks.org. It deals with everything a guard at Guantanamo would need to know, from how to remove detainees*

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Think Progress

[And I'm willing to waterboard you.] Last night, former Attorney General John Ashcroft delivered an address on national security at the University of Colorado. The event was marked by heated protests. About 20 student protesters wearing “shirts w

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Waiting for the Guards

This film shows a performance artist undergoing, for real, interrogation techniques permitted in the CIA handbook. Warning: Some viewers may find this disturbing. Unsuitable for under 14s.

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ABC News (google video)

ABC News conducts a special investigation to discover if individuals would respond the same way today to the Milgram Experiment as they did in the 1960's. The results are not encouraging. How far would you go to please an authority figure?

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Telegraph.co.uk

Washington fears a barrage of adverse publicity in the suspicious Muslim world and is concerned that critics will claim the invisible beam weapons were being used for torture.

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AP

A U.S. government official's eyewitness account of a firefight that killed a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan could derail the Bush administration's plans to put a former child soldier on military trial, defense attorneys said.

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James Bovard

The Times has revealed the DOJ produced a 2005 secret legal opinion permitting interrogators to use head slapping, waterboarding, frigid temperatures, extended stress position manacling, and sleep deprivation against detainees

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Crooks & Liars (video)

In his latest fire-breathing Special Comment Keith Olbermann tears into President Bush for firing a true patriot that spoke out against torture, while cowardly and simultaneously ordering others to commit the very same heinous crime.

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