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Report Questions Pentagon Accounts: Officials Looked Into Interrogation Methods Early On

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posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 09:26 AM
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Report Questions Pentagon Accounts: Officials Looked Into Interrogation Methods Early On


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A Senate investigation has concluded that top Pentagon officials began assembling lists of harsh interrogation techniques in the summer of 2002 for use on detainees at Guantanamo Bay and that those officials later cited memos from field commanders to suggest that the proposals originated far down the chain of command, according to congressional sources briefed on the findings.
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posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 09:26 AM
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The sources said that memos and other evidence obtained during the inquiry show that officials in the office of then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld started to research the use of waterboarding, stress positions, sensory deprivation and other practices in July 2002, months before memos from commanders at the detention facility in Cuba requested permission to use those measures on suspected terrorists.

The reported evidence -- some of which is expected to be made public at a Senate hearing today -- also shows that military lawyers raised strong concerns about the legality of the practices as early as November 2002, a month before Rumsfeld approved them. The findings contradict previous accounts by top Bush administration appointees, setting the stage for new clashes between the White House and Congress over the origins of interrogation methods that many lawmakers regard as torture and possibly illegal.


The dirt just keeps coming out on these guys, one has to wonder what the breaking point will be. Not only has another Bush Co lie been revealed we also see that it is the top of the chain that originated the idea of using torture in the war on terror.

All those kids they sent to prison for these crimes were only cover for their own asses. Not really a big surprise to me, I have known they are honorless for a long time, but this will be a new revelation for many of the public.



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