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18 February 2008

US Uses Same Torture Techniques As Khmer Rouge


A waterboard used by the Khmer Rouge, with watering can. At right, a painting shows the apparatus being used. (click to inflate)

The folks over at waterboarding.org have some photos from Tuol Sleng Prison, where Pol Pot used to have his thugs torture the enemies of the Khmer Rouge. Not surprisingly, waterboarding and stress positions were among the torturers' favorite techniques.

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Also, waterboarding.org reminds us that Assistant Attorney General Daniel Levin voluntarily underwent waterboarding and concluded that it is torture under most conditions.

Because of his efforts to ensure that the US didn't employ torture, Levin was forced out of the Justice Department.

(cross posted at appletree and Liberal Avenger)

2 Comments:

Anonymous martha said...

Ashamed of us all as I am Gordo, I'm not surprised at anything I learn of BushAmerica any more. Same goes for Blair and all the other accomplices. And there were many of them. Still are too.

5:19 pm  
Anonymous Rex said...

God knows what else goes on that we've not yet heard about. I shudder to think.

9:06 pm  

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