"It was death for me."
ABDULLAH KHAN SAHAK, former prisoner of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, on being photographed naked by his jailers—a grave humiliation for a Muslim

"There's a reason why we sign these treaties: to protect my son in the military. That's why we have these treaties, so that when Americans are captured, they're not tortured."
SENATOR JOSEPH BIDEN, in an angry exchange with Attorney General John Ashcroft, during testimony about a Justice Department memo that argued that the U.S. is not bound by international treaties against torture while interrogating suspected members of...

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