Sep 2, 2009

"Verschaerfte Vernehmung": a capital crime in 1945, 61% in favor in 2009

"Unlike those subjected to Cheney's torture techniques, none of those tortured by the Gestapo died in the process. In fact, the Gestapo's defense at trial was John Yoo's: "Most of the injuries inflicted were slight and did not result in permanent disablement." The Gestapo did not use waterboarding - so their methods of interrogation in this case were not as extreme as Cheney's. Nonetheless, the US-run court ruled that Cheney-style EITs, deployed by the Gestapo with the same justification as Cheney, constituted prosecutable torture. And they were executed." — Andrew Sullivan

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