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The 9/11 Commission On Captives, Camp X-Ray And Torture

by | 2nd, June 2007

911-ball-and-chain.jpg QUOTE : The “cool, carefully considered, methodical, prolonged and repeated subjection of captives to physical torment, and the accompanying psychological terror, is immoral.” Philip D. Zelikow, executive director of the 911 Commission, quoted in the New York Times.

Figure of Speech : merismus (mer-IS-mus), the distribution figure. From the Greek, meaning “part.” Also called a merism (MER-ism) in English.

Groucho Marx’s quip that “military intelligence” is a contradiction in terms may have been unfair, at least when he made it. During World War II, highly trained interrogators educed crucial information German and Japanese prisoners without torture—also known as “harsh techniques” in White House-ease.

The Intelligence Science Board, a group of experts advising government agencies, has issued a review of current methods and concluded that they’re less effective than the old WWII methods.

The 911 Commission’s Philip Zelikow says they’re

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