Torture Techniques on Hold

Did President Bush lie when he told America we haven't authorized the use of torture on prisoners? You decide. This new report says "enhanced interrogation techniques will be stopped.

Citing unnamed intelligence officials, the [Washington Post] newspaper reported in Sunday's editions that what the CIA calls "enhanced interrogation techniques" were put on hold pending a review by Justice Department and other lawyers.The techniques include such things as feigned drowning and refusal of pain medication for injuries. (our emphasis.)

Withholding pain medication to the injured isn't torture? What planet is Bush on? If the techniques are being stopped, that means they had been authorized and in use. And that means this Administration authorized and engaged in torture. Period.

Here's the Washington Post report. Here's Froomkin.

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