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07/02/2008

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judasnoose

"...it's important to understand exactly what these techniques were designed to do. Controlling behavior, not eliciting accurate intelligence, was the goal."

That is an important insight.

What scares me most about America's warfighters is that so many of them seem to have been taught to deceive themselves in order to grease the machinery of everyone's career advancement -- which in turn drives the money-machine of the defense contractors.

I fear that this self-deception will continue to assist the proliferation of torture, misunderstood as interrogation, and that it will cause the US forces to make stupid decisions based on inanities screamed by tortured prisoners.

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That is the part of this history. It makes me amazed till now.

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