Dolphin: REPLAY of Exclusive on CIA Psychologist’s Notes on Bush Torture Program as Human Experimentation

07 Other Atrocities, 09 Terrorism

Now that it is clear our recent presidents are all indictable for war crimes, seemed timely to bring this 2011 publication forward again.

EXCLUSIVE: CIA Psychologist's Notes Reveal True Purpose Behind Bush's Torture Program

Tuesday, 22 March 2011 14:29 By Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye, Truthout | Investigative Report

Dr. Bruce Jessen’s handwritten notes describe some of the torture techniques that were used to “exploit” ”war on terror” detainees in custody of the CIA and Department of Defense.

Bush administration officials have long asserted that the torture techniques used on “war on terror” detainees were utilized as a last resort in an effort to gain actionable intelligence to thwart pending terrorist attacks against the United States and its interests abroad.

But the handwritten notes obtained exclusively by Truthout drafted two decades ago by Dr. John Bruce Jessen, the psychologist who was under contract to the CIA and credited as being one of the architects of the government’s top-secret torture program, tell a dramatically different story about the reasons detainees were brutalized and it was not just about obtaining intelligence.

Read full article with links to handwritten and typed notes.


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