Hey, *there's* one
The report said that psychologists may not engage in torture or cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. But in seeming to refer to the situations reported at Guantánamo, which might fall short of torture or cruel treatment, it said only that they "require special ethical consideration."How's this for a Reality Check: The same "professionals" in Gitmo and elsewhere may well be providing care for you or one of your loved ones in the not too distant future. The next time you bump into a healthcare provider, ask him or her if they approve of their peers helping Uncle Sam torture detainees. Thanks to American policy, it's a valid question and the simple act of asking that question may well cause them to take a stand. It also might piss them off because they're such an arrogant lot, but fuck 'em. The bottom line is this: Do you really want torture afficionados attending to the safety and welfare of your family? No, I didn't think so. It's up to you to make sure that never happens.
Leonard S. Rubenstein, executive director of Physicians for Human Rights, said the report is not explicit enough in setting ethical boundaries.
"It says psychologists shouldn't engage in torture, but we know that rhetoric like that is not effective," he said. "In view of what has happened at places like Guantánamo, we need clarity, and what's lacking here is an explicit commitment not to participate in coercive interrogations."