Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Paging Dr. Benway

Comic book writers, if you're looking for topical villains, and I mean bad ones, look no further than a story that broke in today's New York Times and spread everywhere. A leaked Red Cross report detailed coercion "tantamount to torture" in the US prison at Guantanamo and introduced us to some sweethearts named Biscuit:

...[S]ome doctors and other medical workers at Guantánamo were participating in planning for interrogations, in what the report called "a flagrant violation of medical ethics."

Doctors and medical personnel conveyed information about prisoners' mental health and vulnerabilities to interrogators, the report said, sometimes directly, but usually through a group called the Behavioral Science Consultation Team, or B.S.C.T. The team, known informally as Biscuit, is composed of psychologists and psychological workers who advise the interrogators, the report said.
American torture doctors.

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