Rumsfeld on Detainees: "I Stand for 8-10 Hours a Day. Why is Standing Limited to 4 Hours?"

It was a historic moment. On Dec. 2, 2002, then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld signed a memorandum authorizing interrogation techniques against detainees at Guantanamo that the current President of the United States, Barack Obama, has described as "torture."

In a handwritten notation he scrawled at the bottom of the memo, Rumsfeld wrote, "I stand for 8-10 hours a day. Why is standing limited to 4 hours?"

If Rumsfeld had any other thoughts at that historic moment, thus far, that single one is the only known to have been recorded for posterity.

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