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Democrat: Pentagon sought abusive interrogations

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posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 10:37 AM
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Democrat: Pentagon sought abusive interrogations


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WASHINGTON - Military officials tasked with training U.S. troops to evade enemy interrogations helped Pentagon lawyers devise a list of abusive tactics that could be used in prisons like Guantanamo Bay, a top Senate Democrat said Tuesday.

Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said the harsh techniques were pursued despite strong objections in November 2002 by the military's uniformed lawyers.
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posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 10:37 AM
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Unbelievable. Even the military's own lawyers were weary of stepping down this slippery slope of sanctioned torture.


"If we use those same techniques offensively against detainees, it says to the world that they have America's stamp of approval," said Levin, D-Mich., at the onset of a committee hearing.

"That puts our troops at greater risk of being abused if they're captured. It also weakens our moral authority and harms our efforts to attract allies to our side in the fight against terrorism."


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EDIT: Added quote.
[edit on 6/17/2008 by maria_stardust]

[edit on 6/17/2008 by maria_stardust]



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