Break the law, then find out if it’s legal?

Jun 27, 2004 16:34 · 102 words · 1 minute read

How about this news: CIA Reportedly Halts Use of Harsh Interrogation Ploys

The CIA (news – web sites) has stopped using interrogation techniques such as “stress positions,” sleep deprivation and denial of pain medication while the Bush administration reviews their legality, The Washington Post said Sunday.

Doesn’t that seem a bit odd? Let’s do something we’re not quite sure is legal, and then when people find out we’ll stop and check to see if it’s actually legal. And, I thought that’s what that whole long paper that leaked a few weeks back was about: administration lawyers believe that such things are legal.