Muscle Fatigue

It’s shocking how easy it is to be shocked all over again by browsing through Jay Bybee’s memo. For example: “These procedures, as discussed above, involve the use of muscle fatigue to encourage cooperation and do not themselves constitute the infliction of severe physical pain or suffering.”

It’s not pain, it’s just muscle fatigue. And it’s not severe. It’s just bad enough to compel you to cooperate.