Human Experimentation at the Heart of Bush Administration’s Torture Program
by: Jason Leopold, t r u t h o u t | Report
High-value detainees captured during the Bush administration’s “war on terror,” who were subjected to brutal torture techniques, were part of a Nazi Germany-type program involving illegal human experimentation, the purpose of which was to collect research “data,” according to a disturbing new report that calls on President Barack Obama, Congress, and other government agencies to immediately launch inquiries and Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the allegations.
Did the Bush Administration Experiment on Detainees?
Not only were terrorism suspects tortured, they were also used as human guinea pigs, a new report alleges.
By Nick Baumann | Sun Jun. 6, 2010 9:00 PM PDT
In the course of trying to prove that its “enhanced” interrogation program was legal, the Bush administration may have broken the law, according to a new report (PDF ) by Physicians for Human Rights . The watchdog group claims that in an attempt to establish that brutal interrogation tactics did not constitute torture, the administration ended up effectively experimenting on terrorism detainees. This research, PHR alleges, violated an array of regulations and treaties, including international guidelines on human testing put in place after the Holocaust.