TOP Secret: CIA memo exposes the “we don’t torture” lie!

Posted: April 17, 2009 in Bush, CIA, Civil Rights, Middle East, Politics, Religion, Torture, U.S., UN, War crimes, Waterboarding, White House, World News
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PDF: Department of Justice memo

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Based on the foregoing, and based on the facts that you have provided, we conclude that the interrogation procedures that you propose would not violate Section 2340A. We wish to emphasize that this is our best reading of the law; however, you should be aware that there are no cases construing this statute; just as there have been no prosecutions brought under it.

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Full memo as reported by LA Times:

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In some cases, the memos address specific interrogation plans. When the CIA proposed putting an Al Qaeda suspect in a small box with an insect, the Justice Department endorsed the idea but added conditions it said were necessary to keep the agency from violating the international convention against torture.

“If you do so . . . you must inform him that the insects will not have a sting that would produce death or severe pain,” said a 2002 memo sent to the CIA’s acting general counsel. A footnote clarified that the CIA never carried out the insect interrogation plan. [how humane!]

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