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As a follow-up to this article, The Intercept just posted Emails Reveal Close Relationship Between Psychology Group and CIA:

Newly released emails show a close relationship between the American Psychological Association and the psychologists who helped create the architecture of the CIA’s torture program.

The post Dick Cheney's "A Few Good Men" moment - Bush knew all about CIA interrogation methods... "Did you order the torture?" "You're God-damn right I did!" should be amended with "...and with support of the APA.

Update: Another related article published by The Intercept - For American Psychological Association, National Security Trumped Torture Concerns:

A new report disclosed by James Risen of the New York Times on Friday tells in greater detail than ever before the story of how members of the American Psychological Association colluded with the CIA when it came to the application of brutal interrogation techniques.

The report describes how repeated expressions of concern from within the CIA itself that psychologists had no place in the abusive treatment of detainees were brushed asided by leaders of what was supposed to be a highly ethical professional association. Psychologists with close ties to the CIA, in some cases even involving financial relationships, cited national security as the reason to ignore their fundamental oaths to do no harm.

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