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Unformatted text preview: advocating. The usage of passages from Detainee 063s Interrogation Log at the close of each chapter adds an immense amount of character to the book. For one, the extensive, seemingly never ending 53 days of torture seem to parallel the wild goose hunt which Phillipe Sands takes in researching for the book. As well, by inputting a few examples of the torture legalized by the very people being interviewed, the reader can relate the results of these peoples actions to real life pain and experience. This certainly adds a certain aspect to the piece not found in other books. Question: Does the fact that certain Taliban rebels have beheaded American journalists compromise their right to not be tortured collectively?...
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- Winter '08
- Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, Phillipe Sands, Rumsfield torture memo