The Inspector General’s yearlong probe was launched two months after the Washington Post report about Gitmo detainees who’d claimed they were drugged before and during interrogations. Certain revelations surfaced, but the report (pdf) concluded that the IG found that there was no evidence to support ‘allegations that, as a matter of government policy, detainees were given mind-altering drugs “to facilitate interrogation.”
I’d suggest listening to Jason Leopold first. He and Kaye highlight more of the gaps, redactions, and curious failures to include other reports extant, not to mention the dearth of interviews of accusing detainees. After the video, I’ll paste in a few bits from their July 11 piece at Truthout you may need to understand a few bits either in the video or in the DoD pdf. A few I’ll paraphrase in order to comply with the site’s understanding of fair use laws.
From their article:
“The “DIA representative” was identified in a declassified 2009 Senate Armed Services Committee report that probed the treatment of detainees in custody of the US military as Dave Becker, the Interrogation Control Element (ICE) Chief at Guantanamo. Becker recommended to the “working group” the use of drugs, “such as sodium pentothal and Demerol,” which was number 40 on the list of interrogation methods presented to the “working group.” Becker said those drugs “could prove to be effective” and “relaxes detainee to a cooperative state.”