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Harsh Interrogation Techniques - Torture?
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When the Justice Department publicly declared torture "abhorrent" in a legal opinion in December 2004, the Bush administration appeared to have abandoned its assertion of nearly unlimited presidential authority to order brutal interrogations.
But soon after Alberto R. Gonzales's arrival as attorney general in February 2005, the Justice Department issued another opinion, this one in secret. It was a very different document, according to officials briefed on it, an expansive endorsement of the harshest interrogation techniques ever used by the Central Intelligence Agency.
The new opinion, the officials said, for the first time provided explicit authorization to barrage terror suspects with a combination of painful physical and psychological tactics, including head-slapping, simulated drowning and frigid temperatures.
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Does the President have the right to approve harsh interrogation practices?
Yes, it's his mandate to protect Americans from terroris
No, this is torture and it hurts Americans in the long run
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The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation by committee chair Dianne Feinstein is
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