Friday, 11 Apr, 2008 Politics

Torture Approved by Bush Administration


harsh interrogation Bush administration officials including Vice President Dick Cheney approved harsh interrogation techniques for suspected terrorists, ABC News reported.

During the meetings, top officials were discussing Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) interrogation methods, such as slapping, pushing, sleep deprivation or simulated drowning.

Following the first reports about the details of the meetings that took place on Wednesday, a former senior U.S. intelligence official confirmed the information on Thursday to the AP.

The meetings were held in the White House Situation Room and started right after the terrorists attack on September, 11. Sessions were attended by the National Security Council's Principals Committee, a selected team of senior officials that were advising president on the matters regarding national security policy. These members included National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Colin Powell and CIA Director George Tenet and Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Rumsfeld and Powell refused to comment on Tuesday about the interrogation program or the details of these discussions.

Senator Edward M. Kennedy, District of Massachusetts, criticized the decision saying that "our country will continue to pay the price for his administration's renegade repudiation of the rule of law and fundamental human rights."

That was the first time when Bush administration officials uncovered the details of torture techniques on terror suspects.

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52 votes

//5 Oct 02, 2008 04:33 PM | posted by: sharaeff [InfoMANIAC]
American government forgot what the word democracy really means. They set a goal and wade through slaughter. The most horrible thing is that there are a lot of people who believe in such policy.
47 votes

//4 Apr 30, 2008 03:03 PM | posted by: snsuresh [InfoMANIAC]
Sure we must find a way to get informations from criminals and torture is the only solution
52 votes

//3 Apr 14, 2008 05:52 PM | posted by: Glumberg Richard
Patriotic acts, acts in Military Courts, Ministry of National Defense are necessary only to limit civil freedom and make people unable to withstand the plans of the elite. Ideological campaigns that throw dust into the eyes of the Americans do not mention that your house will be searched without any warrant, you will be arrested even if no accusations have been brought against you, you will be detained and deprived of seeing your lawyer, and now you will be legally tortured if you are a suspected terrorist. Anyone will confess anything when interrogated with tortures!
48 votes

//2 Apr 11, 2008 01:19 PM | posted by: Patrick [InfoKID]
Next Bush administration will approve selling terrorists' organs. Why not? If they were cruel and made a lot of harm to others while alive, their organs may be regarded as a kind of compensation..
52 votes

//1 Apr 11, 2008 01:11 PM | posted by: grumbler [InfoMANIAC]
Bush administration has given way to more cruelty and killed the concept of democracy. Now everyone suspected in terrorism will be subjected to torture techniques. It will lead us to fascism!

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