Al Jazeera: Torture was Systematic in Iraq + Tony Lagouranis on the Harsh Techniques He Used in Iraq, Detainee Abuse by Marines and Navy Seals and Why “Torture is the Worst Possible Thing We Could Do”

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By Manila Ryce
Published Monday, July 2nd, 2007, 3:47 pm

Former US army interrogator Tony Lagouranis reveals that torture tactics used by the US armed forces extended far beyond Abu Ghraib. These sanctioned tactics seem to have been standard procedure, and not just isolated incidents as the White House claims. Lagouranis joins Riz Khan to reveal the secrets discussed in his book, Fear Up Harsh: An Army Interrogator’s Dark Journey through Iraq. Furthermore, we have fairly good testimony to assume that torture is continuing to this day in Guantanamo and secret CIA prisons throughout the world due to an insistence by the White House that the Geneva Conventions do not apply to these detainees.

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