TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE -- ILLUSTRATED SCREENPLAY & SCREENCAP GALLERY
[Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld] Oh, no, no, no, no, no. There's no wink-and-a-nod about anything. There was one provision in there that they would have people stand for several hours, and it was a semi-humorous remark that a person in his seventies stands all day long.
I just mused that in -- and maybe it shouldn't have gone out, but it did -- and I wrote it. And life goes on.
[Reporter] But his point was that you should have gotten much better advice from your legal staff --
[Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld] [Interrupts Reporter again] I heard your question the first time!
[Alberto Mora, General Counsel to the Navy, 2001-2006] What was of concern to me was the techniques, how their individual and in combination could rise to the level of torture.
Okay, you're permitting certain interrogation techniques. But certainly there must be some limit which is set on the severity of the techniques.
Light deprivation could mean placing the detainee in a dark room for 15 minutes ...
or it could mean a month. Or two months. Or three months until he goes blind.