Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror

The Washington Post posts a story entitled “Do No Harm

A medical ethicist accuses prison doctors at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo of abetting abuse.

[An] accumulation of disturbing reports effectively buttresses his larger charge that — at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and elsewhere — post-9/11 America has become “a torturing society.”

Vulnerable in body and mind, we look to our physicians for compassion — which makes torture that’s abetted by the medical profession especially horrific.