We Wish They'd Torture Us With LSD
A short version of today's "no fucking way" story:
* Conservative newspaper runs allegations that secretly-jailed-forever terror suspect Jose Padilla is being psychologically tortured with freakout drugs such as LSD and PCP.
* Muckraking website notes story, adds that Bush Administration issued torture document drawing the exact legal parameters for torturing people with freakout drugs such as LSD and PCP.
* Conservative website angrily dismisses the whole thing, because that's just crazy, and everybody knows the Bush Administration would never do anything crazy, or make legal guidelines for such craziness.
There's something attractive about the whole scenario, we must admit. Imagine being regularly dosed by the government. Then you could just shrug and say, "It must be the drugs again. No way is all this crap for real."
Al Qaeda Suspect: U.S. Government Gave Me LSD [New York Sun]
LSD Mystery: In 2002, Justice Dept. OK'd Dosing Detainees [TPM Muckraker]