By BRIAN ROSS, MATTHEW COLE, and JOSEPH RHEE April 30, 2009
(ABC cites) current and former government officials (saying) the CIA's secret waterboarding program was designed and assured to be safe by two well-paid psychologists now working out of an unmarked office building in Spokane, Washington.
Bruce Jessen (left) and Jim Mitchell (below), former military officers, together founded Mitchell Jessen and Associates.
Both men declined to speak to ABC News citing non-disclosure agreements with the CIA. But sources say Jessen and Mitchell together designed and implemented the CIA's interrogation program.
"It's clear that these psychologists had an important role in developing what became the CIA's torture program," said Jameel Jaffer, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union.
Associates say the two made good money doing it, boasting of being paid a $1,000 a day by the CIA to oversee the use of the techniques on top al Qaeda suspects at CIA secret sites.
These two mercenary spooks can't TALK? Water-board em!!!! (just kidding!)
Wonder if these two former CIA cherubs will get called to Congress, and will cite their CIA 'gag' agreement (no pun intended). Contempt of Congress maybe?
Next thing you know, Faux News will have Oliver North, another great American, give them legal advice on how to contempt Congress and end up as a talk show host!
(BTW, this CIA story was on Drudge Thursday at the top of the page but disappeared in less than an hour. Hmmm.)
KMBZ defends the BUSH TORTURE
Did ya catch Mike Shanin on KM-al-BZerra this morning, defending the Bush administration's torture policies. Keeping with the GOP talking points, Shanin didn't call it 'torture' as most people do. He said it was something like 'enhanced interrogation techniques." Sounds a lot more clinical that way, doesn't it?
BZ's talkers have been consistent with their syndicated propagandists. Nightside amateur KMBZ talker Darla Jaye, fresh back from her citizen FBI indoctrination classes, also believes we have carte blanche to do what we want...because after all, we were attacked on 9-11. Kinda like Truman dropping the ABOMB? No matter than he did that because it would surely have taken a million American lives to invade Japan and end WWII. Apparently righteousness is an American perogative, and anything goes. I think they call that the Bush-Cheney-KMBZ Doctrine!