A proposed global disaster reduction plan under consideration today at a UN conference in Japan will emphasize protecting the health of affected populations and strengthening health care infrastructure, according to Reuters.

There is an elephant in the room. He has been stomping around the world for years, spraying graffiti on mosques, igniting fights and fires. His memory is exceptional, but selective, holding fast to images of war and terrorist attacks.  He even takes lives point blank.

Water-boarding. Rectal feeding. Shackling. These are examples of brutal detention and interrogation practices that physicians, psychologists and nurses have been required to engage in while serving the Department of Defense (DoD) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). But…