Jane Mayer quotes

  • The military is trying very hard right now to put a better face on Guantanamo, and I think they actually have tried to rid some of the extreme versions of abuse that we have read about.
    -- Jane Mayer

    #Military #Thinking #Abuse

  • It was our view of the worst that could befall our people if they were taken captive. So, what was fascinating to me was that somehow it appears the techniques that we have feared most in the world would be used on our people, we are using on people in our custody.
    -- Jane Mayer

    #Taken #Views #People

  • The idea is that if we can put our own people through something almost as bad as what they might have to go through if they were taken captive, they will inoculate themselves.
    -- Jane Mayer

    #Taken #Ideas #People

  • I mean, the people who run Guantanamo, the military, pretty much dismiss complaints by the detainees because they say that they're all created as part of a political process to sort of fake complaints and get public support.
    -- Jane Mayer

    #Running #Military #Mean

  • What these memos do is they make legal acts that were criminal prior to these memos.
    -- Jane Mayer

    #Criminals #Memos

  • Torture is illegal, both in the U.S. and abroad. So - and that is true for the Bush administration and for any other administration.
    -- Jane Mayer

    #Administration #Illegal #Torture

  • Well, yes, I mean, I think that, you know, my sources suggest that there's a lot of support for the notion that there is a lot of Koran abuse and that it was very much a systematic design, not just an aberration.
    -- Jane Mayer

    #Mean #Thinking #Design

  • And to me, it was interesting, some of the people I had interviewed who knew the insides to this program said that they also, to create anxiety and upset in the soldiers, they take Bibles and they trash them.
    -- Jane Mayer

    #People #Interesting #Anxiety

  • Ethically, I think pretty much every code of ethics for doctors suggests that they should not be in an interrogation room, particularly if there's anything coercive or abusive going on.
    -- Jane Mayer

    #Thinking #Doctors #Code Of Ethics

  • Well, they are critics of the Bush administration generally on the human rights record of the administration, and in particular, they are very, very critical of this use of science.
    -- Jane Mayer

    #Rights #Use #Records

  • I mean, The New York Times actually had an interesting case recently where they described a detainee who was afraid of the dark, and so he was purposely kept very much in the dark.
    -- Jane Mayer

    #New York #Mean #Dark

  • Nothing predicts future behavior as much as past impunity.
    -- Jane Mayer

    #Past #Behavior

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