SHOCKER: Page 3 of the Bybee Memo Describes Bush Administration Insect Usage in Torture

Below is the description, by one of George Bush’s Justice Department lawyers, of insect usage in torture. The description is from page 3 of the 18 page Bybee memo (which you can read in full at the ACLU website here):

You would like to place Zubaydah in a cramped confinement with an insect. You have informed us that he appears to have a fear of insects. In particular, you would like to tell Zubaydah that you intend to place a stinging insect into the box with him. You would, however, place a harmless insect in the box. You have orally informed us that you would in fact place a harmless insect in the box. You have orally informed us that you would in fact place a harmless insect such as a caterpillar in the box with him. 

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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