“Physicians might be called with the hope that they would make a diagnosis of mental breakdown which would be useful in discrediting the individual who was the subject of the CIA interest.”  

– U.S. Select Committee on Intelligence (August 3, 1977)


"Conceivably, on the other hand, an adversary service could use such drugs to produce anxiety or terror in medically unsophisticated subjects unable to distinguish drug-induced psychosis from actual insanity"

- U.S. Select Committee on Intelligence , and Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research of the Committee on Human Resources (August 3, 1977)

"For purely mental pain or suffering to amount to torture … it must result in significant psychological harm of significant duration …”

- Jay S. Bybee to the White House (August 1, 2002)


“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

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