Psychologists who helped create the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) torture program in the war on terror after the September 11, 2001 attacks have defended the violent methods used in Cuba to investigate in Guantanamo Bay.
James Mitchell defended the unforgettable manner Tuesday of the torture of those held in secret prisons after the French news agency AFP attacks.
Guantanamo Bay detainees are held on serious charges and the defendants are given severe mental and physical torture, including forcing the suspects to sleep, sitting or standing for hours in a particular position and submerged in water. As well as several annoying methods.
Defending the convictions, James Mitchell said at a military tribunal of five people awaiting the death penalty in Guantanamo Bay, saying that I woke up today and repeated the process.
After the al-Qaeda attack on 9/11, killing 9,976 people, the United States launched operations against the extremist group, in which thousands were arrested and brought to Guantanamo, and Mitchell used these worst methods of an investigation against them. Was one of the people who introduced us.
The worst methods of investigation introduced by American psychologists have now been banned, but James Mitchell still defends those practices, saying that to recommend such sentences to protect his country. He had a moral obligation.
"In my view, it was a priority for these terrorists who volunteered their weapons against us to save the lives of the American people more than thinking about torture," the American New York Times said in court.
"If I had not done so, in my view, I would have felt different from my moral obligations," he said.
James Mitchell also participated in some of the investigations, including the arrest of Osama bin Laden, Osama bin Laden, initially arrested by the CIA.