Intelligence Service Veterans Denounce the Apologists for Torture
In July, Hank Reichman posted a piece on “a 542-page study examining the involvement of the nation’s psychologists and their largest professional organization, the American Psychological Association (APA), in the harsh interrogations of the post-9/11 years, [a study that] ‘raises repeated questions about the collaboration between psychologists and officials at both the C.I.A. and the Pentagon.’”
That post, which includes a link to the report, is available at:http://academeblog.org/2015/07/10/psychologists-and-torture/.
Now, the apologists for the use of torture are heralding the publication of a book by ex-CIA leaders that ostensibly refutes the APA’s report and a concurrent report by the U.S. Senate denouncing the use of torture as both unproductive and unethical.
Now, in a letter addressed to President Obama, other U.S. intelligence veterans have reiterated their repudiation of the use of torture and have denounced the apologists for the use torture for their refusal to accept responsibility for a misguided and…
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