TORTURE….From the San Francisco Chronicle:
After a raucous debate about what role — if any — psychologists should play in U.S. government interrogations of terror suspects, the American Psychological Association voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to reject a measure that would have in effect banned its members from those interrogations.
Instead, the association passed a competing measure that reaffirms the organization’s position against torture “and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment” of terror suspects.
That’s a step in the right direction, but why didn’t the APA join the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association and flat-out bar their members from joining Guantanamo interrogations? Turns out there’s a considerable backstory to this. You can read it here.