Over the past month, former Vice President Dick Cheney, torture memo author John Yoo and ex-Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen said waterboarding is a safe interrogation method, with Thiessen going so far as to say it’s sanctioned by the Catholic Church. But a never before released DOD memo said the torture method leaves psychological damage and is unsafe. Moreover, there’s been a serious campaign within the SERE community to ban waterboarding from the one Navy school where it is still used.
|By: Jeff Kaye Friday March 5, 2010 5:16 pm|
|By: daphneeviatarhumanrights1st Thursday February 18, 2010 2:25 pm|
Dick Cheney may like to call those interrogations “enhanced,” but in everyday parlance they’re what the DOJ is implicitly acknowledging: torture.