Sunday, April 20, 2008

On Torture

Put simply--
our government designed a system of interrogation whose express purpose was to inflict serious psychological damage on people we were interrogating.

This post explains how easy this can be:
sensory deprivation produces psychosis within hours. It's shockingly fast, and can have severe long-term effects after just a day or two. All you have to do is strap somebody down, put on a blindfold, sound-proof earmuffs, and gloves that reduce tactile sensation, and full-blown hallucinations begin in less than a day.

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