Nick Baumann, assistant editor at Mother Jones, discusses the Physicians for Human Rights study that alleges prisoners in CIA custody were used as guinea pigs, how experimentation with torture combinations was meant to bolster the legality and effectiveness of “enhanced” interrogations, the close collaboration of doctors and psychologists with CIA torturers, revised prisoner experimentation rules in the 2006 Military Commissions Act and how government-perpetrated barbarism seems to be the new normal.
MP3 here. (17:32)
Nick Baumann is an assistant editor at Mother Jones based in their DC bureau, where he covers national politics. Nick’s writing has also appeared in The Economist, The Washington Monthly, and Commonweal.