Friday, December 12, 2014

CIA Defends Rectal Hydration

The Daily Mail reports:
The CIA's former director general has defended the use of rectal hydration on terror suspects following a series of damning revelations over the agency's interrogation methods on detainees following the September 11 attacks. 
Michael Hayden told CNN that the tactic was a legitimate 'medical procedure' used when detainees were dehydrated. 
He said the the decision to perform the invasive method of rehydration was made because giving them intravenous fluids with needles was too dangerous.
It may be a legitimate survival technique under some circumstances, as illustrated by Bear Grylls in the following video:

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