Wednesday, December 10, 2014

There's money in it

Sometimes consultants make their money just selling some line of bullshit about how to water down your asphalt or whatever.  Other times they get paid to direct your deliberate human misery program.
The CIA contractors who helped develop and operate the "enhanced interrogation techniques" that the agency used on terror suspects, including waterboarding, were paid more than $80 million, according to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA's interrogation program released Tuesday.

The contract was for more than $180 million, but the contractors had only received $81 million when their contract was terminated in 2009.
In other words, Obama cost these guys $100 million with his godforsaken job killing torture moratorium. 

Oh well, easy come, easy go, right?  Okay, admittedly, it didn't go so easy for everyone. Certainly not for the detainees, anyway.

Coercive interrogation methods included waterboarding, sleep deprivation for up to 180 hours, nudity, slaps, slamming detainees against a wall. At least three detainees were threatened with harm to their families, including the threat of raping a detainee's mother. And it gets worse.

"At least five CIA detainees were subjected to 'rectal rehydration' or rectal feeding without documented medical necessity," the report reads, documenting in gruesome detail one such example involving detainee Majid Khan.

It's still going pretty easy for the people who implemented these inspired recommendations. They're all happily yaking away on TV right now, probably.  That's pretty bad; sociopathic, whatever.  But what really worries me are the guys who were paid slightly less than half of the $180 million they expected for, "Hey let's shove some hummus up their butts!"  Because odds are they're actually still seething about not getting it all.

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