Mitchell complaint before Board of Psychologists for helping develop and participating in CIA interrogation techniques

The New York Times reports that a complaint against Dr. James E. Mitchell is now before the Texas State Board of Psychologists, alleging that he violated the profession’s rules of practice in helping the C.I.A. develop “enhanced interrogation techniques” for use in its so-called black prison sites during the Bush administration’s war on terror. Along with Dr. Bruce Jessen, a fellow military psychologist, Dr. Mitchell was a primary developer of post-Sept. 11 C.I.A. interrogation methods that are currently under a criminal torture investigation by the Department of Justice. Andrew Sullivan comments at the Atlantic: “If we cannot get legal accountability for war crimes, we can at least aim for professional ethics being upheld.”