布什的高智商刑讯人员

巴黎——奥巴马政府公布的有关CIA监狱刑讯的绝密备忘录使人们对一个根本性的问题有了新的认识:那些顶着美国政府之名的人怎么会如此轻易地接受拷打囚犯的想法?

这些不久前公布的文件没有描述具体的刑讯过程,任何想知道的人都已经对此有了相当多的了解。不过这些文件的确包含大量有关刑讯过程和涉案探员想法的信息。

最令人震惊的发现是CIA指导手册中规定的、政府的法律专员采纳的琐细规定。一般人以为刑讯是一时冲动所做的错事或无意的过激行为。然而事实正好相反,这些备忘录表明,刑讯是一种细致设计的策略。

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