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NEWS: Questioning Saddam: Military Interrogation Could Become Public

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posted on Jan, 6 2004 @ 03:21 PM
Do you believe this? If the CIA is torturing Saddam, they could never admit it in court, or anywhere for that matter. In the end, who will decide what Saddam says is true or not?

(Associated Press)

WASHINGTON (AP) - CIA interrogators taking on Saddam Hussein must contend with the likelihood that some of their questioning could become public during his eventual trial. That means decisions now on how to conduct the questioning and record the conversations, U.S. officials say.

On the one hand, any admissions Saddam might make of human rights violations or responsibility for massacres would be useful material for prosecutors in a trial.

But any such statement by Saddam also would probably have to meet some kind of standard for use in a court case, much like an affidavit in the U.S. court system. That could mean officials might want the informal give-and-take of a typical interrogation to give way to a ritualized question-and-answer session.

[Edited on 6-1-2004 by SkepticOverlord]

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