Saturday, March 03, 2007

Words of a Torturer

This article by an American interrogator is very much worth reading. It demonstrates just how thick the institutionalization of American torture really is; how systematic the program is; how widespread; and how incongruent.

Plus, there are other bits of valuable information for us on the conduct of the US war. One example:
In Fallujah, one of the goals of identifying the corpses was to determine how many foreigners were involved in the insurgency there. “The army and MI guys were squeezing everything they could out of these bodies to make them foreigners. If a guy had a shirt that was made in Lebanon the guy was Lebanese. If they found a Koran on him that was printed in Algeria then he was Algerian. If they found currency on him that was Syrian—which wasn’t uncommon because Iraqi currency was worthless—he was Syrian. So they published those numbers too—this is how many foreign fighters were among the dead in Fallujah.”
[Via 3 Quarks Daily]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Boohoo! It's hard to be the only one saying this is wrong! My god man grow a pair! Maybe the example you set for those around you would be catching if you stood up for yourself and your detainees.

Personnaly I don't see the point with playing with em. Either kill em or put them to work clearing away bomb damage.