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The Psychologists of Torture

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bushadministration, americans, torture, crime, Medical professionals, abuse, republicans, usa )

- 3617 days ago -
Medical professionals designed and helped to implement Bush administration interrogation practices


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Madalena L (448)
Tuesday April 28, 2009, 4:52 pm
.......In a series of reports available on its Web site, PHR details the tactics, which it says include beating, sexual and cultural humiliation, forced nakedness, exposure to extreme temperatures, exploitation of phobias, sleep deprivation and sensory deprivation.

Madalena L (448)
Tuesday April 28, 2009, 4:53 pm
Tactics used by psychologists and supervised by medical personnel clearly constituted torture and a grave breach of medical and professional ethics, according to both PHR and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).


Madalena L (448)
Tuesday April 28, 2009, 4:54 pm
........“The monitoring of vital signs and giving instructions to interrogators to start and stop are some of the most severe abuses of the Hippocratic Oath and medical ethics imaginable,” says Nathanial Raymond, of PHR. “Strangely, the memos and the statements of former senior Bush Administration officials use the presence of medical professionals in contravention of their professional ethics as a defense, when it is in fact, itself, a crime.”


Maria V (60)
Tuesday April 28, 2009, 4:59 pm
Gosh, it must be worse than having your head cut off and filmed - - Mr. Pearl RIP, or being publicly flogged, or having your buttocks glued and fed laxatives because your are gay,or thrown in prison because you were RAPED as your rapist goes free, or being shot in the town square because you or having an affair, or forced to commit suicide in the name of family honor. Yes, America is the "ultimate beast", we wrote the book on "torture".

Jaclin S (230)
Tuesday April 28, 2009, 6:58 pm
America used to be a wonderful country before it got "greedy" insinuated itself into countries that did not invite them - leaving those countries in absolute dire states!!! Not to mention the affect this had on the people's of these countries!!! Yes!!! America's torture of their prisoners is absolutely abismal - deplorable - totally unwarranted and debasing!!! SHAME!!!

Jaclin S (230)
Tuesday April 28, 2009, 7:02 pm
Oooops - sorry - thanx for the post Mada. Blessings.

Madalena L (448)
Thursday April 30, 2009, 4:45 am
I agree 100% with you.
A big SHAME!

Blue Bunting (855)
Friday May 1, 2009, 10:38 pm
Greg Sargent says Obama invoked the demon: "I noted below that Obama's acknowledgment at his presser last night that the Bush administration authorized torture will prove powerful ammo for those calling for a probe into Bush's torture program. First up: Dem Rep Jerrold Nadler, who just told me in an interview that Obama's comments leave the administration only one legal option: Investigate, and if necessary, prosecute. 'President Obama said, "They used torture, I believe waterboarding is torture,"' Nadler said, speaking of Obama's comments about his predecessors. 'Once you concede that torture was committed, the law requires that there be an investigation, and if
warranted, a prosecution.' Nadler and other House Dems have already called on the Attorney General to appoint a special prosecutor to look into potential torture crimes. Yesterday's comments from Obama, Nadler says, make it clearer still that this is the only legal path open to the administration - in part because Obama seemed to acknowledge that his predecessors had violated 'international law.'"Comments (7) | 19:12 BST
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