Monday, March 08, 2004

Human Rights Watch: US Abusing Afghanis

Human Rights Watch is concerned about the US treatment of Afghanis. The overwhelming use of force against civilians and maltreatment of prisoners are discussed.

The Atlantic several months ago had an article by Mark Bowden entitled The Dark Art of Interrogation. Basically, Bowden distinguishes between coercion and outright torture.

This seems like a very fine line to me, but I'm not going to say it isn't a worthwhile distinction. The protocols of espionage and counter-intelligence are far outside of my bailiwick.

Mark Bowden, by the way, is also the author of Black Hawk Down.

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