Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wanted: Torture Planner

Well that's a job description you don't see everyday. Apparently the Bush administration paid a couple of psychologists a lot of money to engineer how to torture people. Were they consulting the records of the Inquisition or what?
Associates say the two made good money doing it, boasting of being paid a $1,000 a day by the CIA to oversee the use of the techniques on top al Qaeda suspects at CIA secret sites.
You can watch a short video about it here, it doesn't have an option to embed.

If ever you believed the argument that this was just a couple of "bad apples" I think that argument doesn't have a leg to stand on. This was planned, organized, and implemented by those in the highest of places. And a few grunts took the fall, while the ones responsible for instituting it are still walking around free.


  1. It's time that all of these criminals were brought to justice, from Bush and Cheney all the way down the line.

  2. Talk about blood money. You know, I haven't hit all the marks I hoped to attain when I was dreaming them in my 20s (but hell I've still got a bunch of time left), but at least I haven't accepted large sums of money in order to harm people. I may not be as successful as I hoped, but I don't have to live with that shit on my conscience.