Bush OKs New Interrogation Guidelines

CIA program will continue with "enhanced" methods
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2007 9:36 AM CDT
Bush OKs New Interrogation Guidelines
FILE ** A Guantanamo detainee sits alone inside a fenced area during his daily outside period, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. Twice a day at the U.S. military prison here, detainees Abdul Rahman Shalabi and Zaid Salim Zuhair Ahmed, who have refused to eat for nearly two years, are strapped...   (Associated Press)

President Bush set broad new limits for questioning of CIA terror detainees yesterday, the Washington Post reports. The new regulations for "enhanced" interrogations—used to press suspects by means not allowed in US military custody—are an attempt at partial compliance with the Geneva Conventions.

They forbid acts of murder, torture, religious denigration, and any other methods "beyond the bounds of human decency." Rights activists faulted the order for not naming any specific techniques that will or will not be practiced. Still, an intelligence official commented: "It would be very wrong to assume that the program of the past would move into the future unchanged." (More torture stories.)

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