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A myriad of so-called “torture memos” providing legal justification for the brutal military interrogation of terror suspects, starkly demonstrated at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, has been published in four volumes by the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law. In her introduction to “Torture: Volumes I-IV,” Karen J. Greenberg, the center’s executive director, comes to a troubling conclusion about policy developed by White House lawyers as well as attorneys in the Defense and Justice departments:”[T]he administration asked for — and was granted — the right to interrogate prisoners with techniques possibly outlawed by the Geneva Convention and by the American military and civil law and then justified them on the grounds that in these specific cases, the legal restrictions did not apply. “The assent to coercive interrogation techniques, defined under international law as torture, constitutes a landmark turn in American legal and political history.” Further laws that have been “likely” violated by White House policy, Greenberg contends, include those cited in an appendix to Volume I, including:

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