Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Human Experimentation

Mengele. Unit 731. Tuskegee. One might have supposed that with the numerous, well-documented, and disgusting historical occurrences of experimentation on fellow human beings, well-educated and intelligent people- doctors!- would be hyper-alert to the dangers inherent in the activity. One might have supposed. But according to the Guardian...
CIA doctors face human experimentation claims

Medical ethics group says physicians monitored 'enhanced interrogation techniques' and studied their effectiveness.
Welcome to Cheney's wet dream: if you're not certain of the best way to torture whatever confessions you want out of prisoners, get a crack team of CIA doctors to start gathering data.

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