Physicians for Human Rights

Doctors group says Bush Administration conducted medical experiments on detainees

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Doctors group says Bush Administration conducted medical experiments on detainees

By John Byrne

Monday, June 7th, 2010 -- 8:47 am

A new report by the watchdog group Physicians for Human Rights alleges Monday that the Bush Administration experimented on terrorism suspects during their enhanced interrogation program put in force starting in 2002.

The group admits they have no "smoking gun." But their review, which examined Bush-era documentation, asserted that the administration violated laws set up in the wake of the Holocaust to prevent medical testing on prisoners of war.

The report states that, "Medical personnel were required to monitor all waterboarding practices and collect detailed medical information that was used to design, develop and deploy subsequent waterboarding procedures." Notes the Associated Press:

Bush Administration Committed War Crimes Against Prisoners, Reveals Physicians for Human Rights

From NaturalNews The Bush administration has committed war crimes in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay in its practice of torturing prisoners, according to the conclusions of a medical examination conducted by the organization Physicians for Human Rights.

"After years of disclosures by government investigations, media accounts, and reports from human rights organizations, there is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes," wrote retired Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba in the preface to the report. "The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account.

Taguba was the general who led the investigation of allegations of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. After releasing a report documenting the torture performed there, Taguba was forced out of the army.