Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The lost CIA interrogation technique: forcing suspects to crap themselves and sit in it for three days

Spencer Ackerman of The Washington Independent has a great piece of detective work in determining that the lost eleventh technique proposed by the CIA in 2002 was actually prolonged diapering.

This means forcing interrogation suspects to wear diapers, and when they shit and piss themselves requiring them to sit in it for up to 72 hours.

The tactic was apparently dropped because the CIA thought its inclusion might cause a delay in the Department of Justice review of its proposal. I guess it is good to know that the Ashcroft DOJ actually drew the line somewhere.

The documentation Ackerman has collated also suggests that prolonged diapering had the support of then CIA Director George Tenet.

I know, I know: we were only thinking about making them sit in their own poop, and they want to kill all of our children, and--besides--FDR nuked Hiroshima.


Steve Newton said...

Just to forestall anybody who happens by and wants to score a quick, cheap point: I do know that Truman bombed Hiroshima. It's sarcasm.

FDR, as we all know, only bombed Nagasaki.

Hube said...

Seems to me that you're the one making a cheap point, Steve. Maybe you regret your lame explanations of why the a-bombs were OK, but roughing up homicidal maniacs is "unjust always."

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