Saturday, January 06, 2007

A violation of the mind

From yesterday's Hindu:
Narco-analysis is not used in many countries, including the United States, which resisted changing the rules of interrogation after the September 11 attacks despite pressure from some authorities -- including former Central Intelligence Agency chief William Webster -- to use 'truth serums' on uncooperative Al Qaeda and Taliban members.
The editors at The Hindu are usually unimpeachable with their facts, so I'll take their word for it, but my impression was that the American government were/are using truth serums on Al Qaeda suspects.