More Sickness, This Time As "Controlled Acute Episode"


From a memo on waterboarding:

"The waterboard, which inflicts no pain or actual harm whatsoever, does
not, in our view, inflict "severe pain and suffering"...The waterboard is simply a controlled acute episode, lacking
the connotation of a protracted period of time generally given to

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