The Birth of Soft Torture



“Since 9/11, as government documents and news reports have made clear, the CIA’s experimental approach to coercive interrogation has been revived. Last week, as the Washington Post revealed the existence of secret CIA-run prisons—’black sites’—in Eastern Europe, Vice President Dick Cheney continued to campaign to ensure that the agency will not be prevented from using ‘cruel, inhumane, and degrading’ methods to elicit intelligence from detainees. The operatives of the 1940s would approve.” - story