No matter what you think about it, this subject is likely to come up again. Here in the attached CRS is information your Congressman receives. Not classified but not really advertised either.
This report briefly summarizes what constituted EITs, provides background on their adoption and use, and discusses differing views on three questions that were frequently addressed in the discussion and debate of this topic:
1. Did the CIA’s use of EITs constitute torture?
2. Did the CIA’s use of EITs run counter to American values and morals?
3. Were the EITs effective in producing valuable intelligence, not otherwise obtainable through standard interrogation techniques?
Click here: Perspectives on Enhanced Interrogation Techniques
Meet Peter Levine. Peter is Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. In this capacity, he serves as principal assistant and advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense on readiness; National Guard and Reserve component affairs; health affairs; training; and personnel requirements and management, including equal opportunity, morale, welfare, recreation, and quality of life. (emphasis mine)
Peter is in charge of getting these dead-beat soldiers to pay back their enlistment bonus for extending their tour in Iraq. You see, if you didn’t complete the six-year enlistment contract because of injuries sustained in combat, you violated your contract. Yes, it is true. if you didn’t complete the six-year enlistment contract because of injuries sustained in combat, you violated your contract.
Forgiving those debts would encourage other soldiers not to complete their contract.
As you can tell, Peter is a real hard-ass. If you are caught up in this crap, call your Senator now.