drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,

Another Chorus of "Free Bird" please...

Now comes another story to remind us how integral contractors have become to the nation's security infrastructure.

"Weeks after President Obama took office, the Central Intelligence Agency extended its contract with a firm run by two psychologists who helped introduce waterboarding and other harsh methods to the agency's interrogation techniques, according to a news report.

"Two months later, CIA Director Leon Panetta fired Mitchell, Jessen & Associates and all other contractors that aided the CIA in its interrogations of alleged terrorists, the New Yorker reported this weekend."

[ cf CIA Interrogation Contractors Fired ( emphasis mine ) ]
Wow! So how do you introduce Waterboarding?
Hello, Mr And Mrs MainStreetAmerica, this is your new friend Waterboarding
and in related fun there is
An al-Qaeda associate captured by the CIA and subjected to harsh interrogation techniques said his jailers later told him they had mistakenly thought he was the No. 3 man in the organization's hierarchy and a partner of Osama bin Laden, according to newly released excerpts from a 2007 hearing.

"They told me, 'Sorry, we discover that you are not Number 3, not a partner, not even a fighter,' " said Abu Zubaida, speaking in broken English, according to the new transcript of a Combatant Status Review Tribunal held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

[ cf CIA Mistaken on 'High-Value' Detainee, Document Shows ]
So remember boys and NonPerKins, some folks are sure that they are whom they are, and have the added support of knowing that this time the Intelligence Community has not been forced to dismiss civilian contractors for violations of their ethical standards....

So which type are YOU?
Tags: torture, war_crimes

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