Psychologists and physicians who assisted the CIA's harsh interrogation program are being accused of violating the most basic principles of their professions, the Washington Post reports. The newly released CIA memos confirm that on-site psychologists—generally contract workers with the agency—took an active role in the program, offering ideas and advice on how to break prisoners.
Medical doctors supervised some interrogations and had the authority to stop them if they deemed it medically necessary. Some doctors and ethicists are calling for the health professionals involved to be barred from practicing again. "In terms of ethics, it's not even a close call," said a professor of health law and bioethics.