Friday, January 07, 2005

Do any of these folks watch Law and Order?

Michelle Malkin notes the goings-on on Bizarro World detailed by Heather Mac Donald - "PRETTY, PRETTY PLEASE":
Gitmo personnel disagreed sharply over what tools interrogators could legally use. The FBI took the most conservative position. When a bureau agent questioning Mohamedou Ould Slahi—a Mauritanian al-Qaida operative who had recruited two of the 9/11 pilots—was getting nothing of value, an army interrogator suggested, “Why don’t you mention to him that conspiracy is a capital offense?” “That would be a violation of the Convention Against Torture,” shot back the agent—on the theory that any covert threat inflicts “severe mental pain.”
Give me a huge honking break.