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George Washington vs. CIA Torture Report: What would GW do?

A recent post by The Federalist [1] questions whether George Washington, the U.S.’s first president, would have encouraged today’s enhanced interrogation techniques employed by the CIA. Want to know what George Washington would do in this situation? Check the article out [1].

“General Washington spoke with clarity on the subject of torture. He wanted his soldiers to uphold a higher standard than standing armies had typically upheld throughout history. However, that being said, is the Central Intelligence Agency’s intelligence-gathering program analogous to the practices in which Washington forbade his army from engaging?”