Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Beyond Torture

So not only did we torture terror suspects, evidence has come to light that the CIA allowed doctors to do medical experimentation on the subjects.

The group concludes that health professionals who facilitated these practices were in essence conducting research and experimentation on human subjects. The main purposes of such research, the group says, were to determine how to use various techniques, to calibrate the levels of pain and to create a legal basis for defending interrogators from potential prosecution under antitorture laws. The interrogators could claim that they had acted in good faith in accord with medical judgments of safety and had not intended to inflict extreme suffering.

We don’t need to invoke Godwin’s Law; it already happened.

Now what?