Additional Information on Michael Posner

* Michael Posner and Human Rights First were leading advocates of the so-called McCain Amendment, signed into law in December 2005, which “bann[ed] the military from the use of coercive interrogation techniques and secret detentions”―regardless of the circumstances. Such practices, said Posner, were “inconsistent with our core values, our history, and our national interest.”

* In April 2008, Posner, intimating that America’s harsh treatment of terrorists could actually spark additional retaliatory attacks, explained that “[h]uman rights and national security are mutually reinforcing.”

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