The Torture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Others
Jane Mayer in The New Yorker Magazine today exposes the torturous interrogation practices the C.I.A. used on its prize detainee, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, during his not-so secret stay in an overseas prison.
Author Jane Mayer, on the CBS Evening News, said:
"The Red Cross went in and got to interview these people for the first time," said Mayer on the CBS Evening News. "What these people described was hanging from the ceilings by their arms and being water-boarded, partially drowned, put on leashes and knocked into walls and basically deprived of all kinds of sensory imagery for years."
The article also puts the lie to President Bush's continuous insistence that the U.S. does not engage in torture.
Mayer's article further described the CIA program of physical and psychological abuse as completely regimented and deliberate.
"There have always been mistakes made in the past when prisoners have been abused in wars," Mayer told Mitchell. "But this is the first time it's been done on purpose."
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