Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Forget Waterboarding - Play Chess

From a post: Interrogation techniques then and now

August 24, 9:55 PM Oklahoma City Political Buzz Examiner
Marc Fasel

Have we grown as a civilized society?

In a Washington Post article [Oct. 6, 2007] World War II veterans “lamented the chasm between the way they conducted interrogations during the war and the harsh measures used today in questioning terrorism suspects”.

One quote:

"We got more information out of a German general with a game of chess or Ping-Pong than they do today, with their torture," said Henry Kolm, 90, an MIT physicist who had been assigned to play chess in Germany with Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess.

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