Tuesday, July 22, 2008

'The Dark Side'

Jane Mayer's just-released book about the 'war on terror,' The Dark Side, makes reference to a report given by the Intl. Committee of the Red Cross to the CIA last year, concluding that interrogation methods used against certain top al-Qaeda detainees constituted torture. The New York Times reported this on July 11, in advance of the book's publication. Hat tip: the blog Elected Swineherd.
p.s. Mayer had apparently revealed the existence of the Red Cross report earlier, in one of her pieces in The New Yorker.
p.p.s. See also this post at Neither Property nor Style.

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