Saturday, August 25, 2007

Mormons defining torture

Apparently Mormons have been key persons in writing the book on torture techniques for the CIA and the department of defense according to a Vanity Fair article:

Mitchell and Jessen's methods were so controversial that, among colleagues, the reaction to their names alone became a litmus test of one's attitude toward coercion and human rights. Their critics called them the "Mormon mafia" (a reference to their shared religion) and the "poster boys" (referring to the F.B.I.'s "most wanted" posters, which are where some thought their activities would land them).

Here is some Mormon reaction and discussion:

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