Rent A Monster

Looking at their pictures, they don’t look like monsters. Crooks, maybe. Paid $1000 a day, after misrepresenting themselves, not such a bad gig.

Except the misrepresentation consisted of made up stories of the efficacy of torture, and their expertise at it. And the client was the CIA.

“But it turns out neither Mitchell nor Jessen had any experience in conducting actual interrogations before the CIA hired them. ”

“the CIA later came to learn that the two psychologists’ waterboarding “expertise” was probably “misrepresented” and thus, there was no reason to believe it was “medically safe” or effective.”

Amazingly, these “psychologists” have not been sanctioned by the American Psychological Association or disbarred by state medical boards.

Rent a Torturer

And of the victims ? Jason Leopold reports on one of them:

“I would describe it this way,” said one former National Security official. “[Zubaydah] was an experiment. A guinea pig. I’m sure you’ve heard that a lot.”

And he wasn’t even the kingpin they claimed him to be:

“The Justice Department, in its factual return, has since abandoned every major claim that the Bush administration made about Zubaydah being a high-level al-Qaeda official and no longer believes or contends that he was ever connected to the terrorist organization or was involved in the planning of any terrorist plots”

Warning: The following link requires a strong stomach:Torture and Consequences

In the process of fighting terrorists, these men have become terrorists.

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