Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Gitmo Gulag?

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin has been quoted as comparing our treatment of the prisnors at Guantanamo with the Soviet Gulag...Now his comparisons may seem absurd on their face, but let's look a little closer at the evidence.

As Americans we are always questioning whether or not our government is using force in our name appropriately...So the question naturally arises...Are we going too far in our interrogation of terrorists...(a term that is slowly losing its impact)? Let me rephrase...Are we going too far in our interrogations of men who belong to a movement that revels in brutality, men who gleefuly slaughter innocent humans by way of sawing their head off on camera for a world wide audience with knives...multiple times. Men who rejoice when their comrades destroy the lives of thousands and their victims are forced to jump from towering buildings rather than be burned alive? Are we going too far in our interrogations of these men?

As American citizens we should critically examine the evidence.


Read this article from Time for a list of the horrible interrogation techniques used by our military on the 20th hijacker on 9/11 Al-Qahtani. Here is a brief glimpse of some of these clearly innapropriate techniques...

Pouring water on their heads. The HORROR!
It was probably Perrier or Dasani no less...don't laugh, I have seen just the threat of brand name water bring grown men to their knees.

Puppet shows: "According to the log, his handlers at one point perform a puppet show 'satirizing the detainee’s involvement with al-Qaeda.'" I just pray they weren't sock puppets, I can't even describe the utter devastation that results when sock puppets are used by well trained interrogators...it is indescribable. Just thank God you haven't had to witness such acts. We can only hope that Iran and North Korea aren't developing sock puppets at this very moment.

God Bless America: "He is taken to a new interrogation booth, which is decorated with pictures of 9/11 victims, American flags and red lights. He has to stand for the playing of the U.S. national anthem." What is wrong with him having to look at the victims of his insanity? I say he should also have to stand and sing along with Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American" on the hour every hour...that song may just bring them around to our side!

Waking them up with loud bursts of Christina Aguilera...I knew her music was good for something I just didn't know what.

The interrogation technique that apparently broke him down was the deplorable "Invasion of space by female." Imagine that? Pouring water, blasting Christina Aguilera and other forms of cruel and unusual punishment did not break him, but trying to defile him by putting a female in close proximity? He just couldn't take that anymore. Hey, I say if their Achilles heel is their deep seeded misogyny then use whatever means possible.