Monday, June 7, 2010
This report is enough to make Dr. Joseph Mengele proud!
Physicians for Human Rights, a prominent physicians group is alleging medical personnel were used to refine the effectiveness of waterboarding and other harsh torture techniques used on terror detainees in U.S. custody under the guise of safeguarding their health.
The group outlined the allegations stemming from a Bush-era interrogation program and called on the Obama White House to investigate. The report was based on a re-examination and new interpretation of records that had been previously released.
U.S. government officials denounced the report, saying the government did not conduct human research on detainees. The officials said that such charges and documents have already been made public and were examined by multiple government investigations.
The author of the report, Nathaniel Raymond, said the declassified documents had never been examined with an eye on laws including the Nuremberg Code, established to ban Nazi Germany medical experimentation.
Recently, former president George W. Bush — who, like a stubborn case of herpes, just refuses won’t go away, defended his administration’s use of torture, claimed the use of torture was legal and effective.