For those just tuning in, the ICRC report on the treatment of fourteen “high value detainees” in U.S. custody is now online, thanks to the New York Review of Books.
Whether you choose to accept the report as an accurate account of what these guys went through, or to treat it as an expression of taqiyya (see here) is of course entirely up to you. Just keep in mind that most of the interrogation methods detailed in the report are already common knowledge and haven’t exactly been vehemently denied by U.S. authorities. And when the remaining classified Yoo-Bybee-Bradbury memos are released — as I’m sure they ultimately will be, despite resistance — we’ll know even more.
On a similar note, I’ll be posting excerpts from my interview with Lynndie England tomorrow.