Posts tagged "Torture"

Torture, like insomnia shouldn't keep you up at night

Torture.  It sounds bad when you say it like that.  In the early days of information gathering in Afghanistan, interrogations were often conducted with “extreme prejudice”, but that description was quickly replaced with “enhanced interrogation methods”. “Extreme prejudice” was deemed politically incorrect and reserved to describe a prisoner’s final disposition.  Enhanced interrogation sounds better, but... Read more »

Waterboarding, Drone strikes and the CIA

Water boarding, drone strikes and the CIA are all part of American vernacular and bandied about like sledgehammers in a fighting robot arena. The CIA has floated into and out of our consciousness since its inception in 1947,  remained mostly visible since President Reagan’s Iran-Contra days. Water boarding was pretty much unknown in the civilized... Read more »