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The surgeon and the torture memos

New York Times, May 7, 2009

The Justice Department recently declassified four memos regarding the interrogation techniques approved by the Bush Administration and used by the CIA with senior level Al Qaeda members. The details of the memos made New York Times columnist Pauline M. Chen, MD's skin crawl, she says. She adds that her mind kept wandering back to one thing: the seemingly ordinary professionals who were responsible.