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Torture is illegal, both in the U.S. and abroad. So - and that is true for the Bush administration and for any other administration. Jane Mayer#Abroad 67
Jane Mayer#Abroad 67
Well, they are critics of the Bush administration generally on the human rights record of the administration, and in particular, they are very, very critical of this use of science. Jane Mayer#Science 52
Jane Mayer#Science 52
But there have been many news reports that water-boarding has been used on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is one of the major al Qaeda figures that we have in U.S. custody. Jane Mayer#Custody 51
Jane Mayer#Custody 51
The idea is that if we can put our own people through something almost as bad as what they might have to go through if they were taken captive, they will inoculate themselves. Jane Mayer#Almost 49
Jane Mayer#Almost 49
Well, yes, I mean, I think that, you know, my sources suggest that there's a lot of support for the notion that there is a lot of Koran abuse and that it was very much a systematic design, not just an aberration. Jane Mayer#Design 43
Jane Mayer#Design 43
And, in fact, there is a connection, the people who designed this here program and who implement it are the same people who are overseeing and helping in the interrogations of detainees in places like Guantanamo. Jane Mayer#Connection 39
Jane Mayer#Connection 39
And to me, it was interesting, some of the people I had interviewed who knew the insides to this program said that they also, to create anxiety and upset in the soldiers, they take Bibles and they trash them. Jane Mayer#Anxiety 38
Jane Mayer#Anxiety 38
The military is trying very hard right now to put a better face on Guantanamo, and I think they actually have tried to rid some of the extreme versions of abuse that we have read about. Jane Mayer#Abuse 23
Jane Mayer#Abuse 23
I mean, The New York Times actually had an interesting case recently where they described a detainee who was afraid of the dark, and so he was purposely kept very much in the dark. Jane Mayer#Afraid 19
Jane Mayer#Afraid 19
David Maraniss sees Barack Obama as a man with a moviegoers or writers sensibility where he is both participating and observing himself participating and views much of the political process as ridiculous or surreal even as he is deep into it.
Jane Mayer#Government 18
Jane Mayer#Government 18
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