cross posted from The Dream Antilles
Torture At Abu Ghraib
It depends on what you mean by “outsourcing.” If, like me, you’ve been assuming that “interrogations” of
detainees prisoners at Guantanamo and the “black sites” were all being conducted only by CIA employees or uniformed armed forces personnel or at the very least US government employees, you’re probably making a mistake. The facts seem to be that “interrogations” have frequently been conducted by “contractors” and not by government employees. That’s right. Arguments about what the CIA’s employees can and cannot do don’t directly address what contractors can do any more than US law determines how prisoners are to be interrogated after they are extraordinarily renditioned illegally extradited to other countries.
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