Torture by any other name is just as vile

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Author(s) Andrew Sullivan
Source The Times
Date September 24, 2006
Quotes-start.png "We know that one prisoner in Guantanamo Bay was forced to go without sleep for 48 of 55 consecutive days and nights. He was also manacled naked to a chair in a cell that was air-conditioned to around 50F and had cold water poured on him repeatedly, until hypothermia set in. [...] According to the president of the United States, this is not “severe mental or physical pain or suffering”. This is an “alternative interrogation method”." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Compromise bill should be passed on the topic Military Commissions Act of 2006.