In 2002, the CIA won permission from Justice Department lawyers to employ harsh interrogation techniques against an al-Qaeda suspect. The agency had asked for a legal opinion about 10 specific methods. Among the new revelations yesterday was the disclosure that CIA agents had won legal authorization to place an insect in the tiny box housing Abu Zubaida.
SOURCE: Just Department | The Washington Post - April 17, 2009
New Interrogation Details Emerge Article | Justice Department documents released yesterday offer the fullest account to date of Bush administration interrogation tactics, including previously unacknowledged strategies of slamming a prisoner into a wall and placing an insect near a detainee terrified of bugs.