Saturday, November 04, 2006

Secret torture is secret

Even if the victims told the details of their super-sekrit torture, would it get reported? If it did, would the Guantanamo deniers believe it?

But even money says it's not the methods break new ground or are particularly innovative. The sheer outrageousness of what's being done in the secret prisons is what needs to be kept secret.

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has told a federal judge that terrorism suspects held in secret CIA prisons should not be allowed to reveal details of the "alternative interrogation methods" that their captors used to get them to talk.

The government says in new court filings that those interrogation methods are now among the nation's most sensitive national security secrets and that their release, even to the detainees' own attorneys, "could reasonably be expected to cause extremely grave damage." Terrorists could use the information to train in counter-interrogation techniques, according to documents submitted to U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton on Oct. 26.