Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Psychologists to King George's CIA: We Condemn Your Torture

Salon reports:
The American Psychological Association, the world's largest professional organization of psychologists, is poised to issue a formal condemnation of a raft of notorious interrogation tactics employed by U.S. authorities against detainees during the so-called war on terror, from simulated drowning to sensory deprivation. The move is expected during the APA's annual convention in San Francisco this weekend.
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Anonymous said...

from Salon:

Others [in te APA] oppose the moratorium because they think psychologists must be involved in the interrogations to prevent abuse -- and because the government may just choose to use non-APA members for its interrogations, as has already happened.

I'll call Godwin's Law on myself in advance - this sounds like what psychologists in Nazi Germany would be rationalizing.

HopeSpringsATurtle said...