CIA report revives legal debate on interrogation

This photo provided by U.S. Central Command, shows Abu Zubaydah, date and location unknown. When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogations methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration lawyers was encouraging, even clinical. In one of several memos that would form the legal underpinnings for brutal interrogation techniques, the CIA was told that Abu Zubbaydah could lawfully be place din a box with an insect, kept awake for days at a time and repeatedly slapped in the face. (AP Photo/U.S. Central Command)WASHINGTON (AP) — When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogation methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration lawyers was encouraging, even clinical.

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