Heck of a job, CIA psychologists!

August 12, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
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Who were the psychologists who created and oversaw the U.S. torture of its prisoners? Consistent with much else that occurred during the Bush Administration, it turns out that even though they were psychologists, Jim Mitchell and Bruce Jessen were shockingly unqualified, according to the NYT:

They had never carried out a real interrogation, only mock sessions in the military training they had overseen. They had no relevant scholarship; their Ph.D. dissertations were on high blood pressure and family therapy. They had no language skills and no expertise on Al Qaeda.

According to the NYT article, Mitchell and Jessen now face a possible criminal inquiry.


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Category: law and order, Psychology Cognition

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Tim Hogan says:

    These clowns have probably voted straight GOP for years, support the repeal of Roe v. Wade, gave over $1000,00 to the RNC and are members of pastor Ron Harmon's church (which hates Muslims!).

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