Our modern Guantanamo torturers used the same tools that were used during the Spanish Inquisition in the 13th and 14th centuries, such as stress positions and, yes, even waterboarding! The inquisition continued for 600 years, and in the January/February issue of The Atlantic, Cullen Murphy writes: "It has never quite ended–the office charged today with safeguarding doctrine and meting out discipline occupies the Inquisition’s old palazzo at the Vatican." What’s more, there’s evidence that US covert agencies looked at old papal documents in order to discover these nefarious techniques.
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