Is using LSD and other psychoactive drugs on on accused (not convicted, let’s remember) terrorists a Bush administration policy? Justin Rood at TPMmuckraker investigates:
Giving detainees drugs like LSD and PCP seems stupid to the point of absurdity.
So I was surprised to discover that in 2002, Justice Department lawyers carefully considered the issue and advised the White House that it was okay. In their view, it was acceptable to force detainees to ingest “mind-altering substances,” as long as it was not intended to cause months-long bouts of serious mental illness.
How do we know that? Because in August 2002, the Justice Department gave then-White House counsel Alberto Gonzales a 50-page document saying so. And a follow-up document in 2004 reaffirmed it.
Read on. Sometime after 9/11, the United States became a Terry Gilliam movie.