Maybe Oprah Should Be An Interrogator
05/14/04


Apparently ANYTHING we do to POW's is abuse. Some POW's have actually been yelled at. *GASP* Not that!! I guess the only way to get possible information from these people is the politely ask them questions, while giving them a massage and piping in some HBO to their jail cells. What the hell is wrong with people that makes them think what we're doing to these POW's is wrong? I seriously do not understand. Are we so soft as a nation that we are shocked by how interrogators work? Not only in the military, but I'm fairly certain that the Feds or even your own local law enforcement do things that would make the average person wince. When we find Bin Ladin, Allah forbid we use interrogation techniques that whiny little pussies would find objectionable. Stripping them of their clothes is bad. Putting bags over their head is bad. Having a female be in charge of them is bad. Letting dogs bark at them is bad. Being laughed at is bad. Yelling at them is bad.

I could be wrong in this, but I have a funny feeling that all these political figures (Republican and Democrat alike) are saying to the public, "Oh, this is horrible. We're better than this. I'm disgusted." But inside they are more like, "Shut the fuck up and let our men and women do their job!"

Maybe we could send over Christopher Lowell and Richard Simmons to make sure the POW's get plenty of decorating tips and exercise. A little "Sweatin' to the Koran" would be good not only for their spiritual side, but to their physical side as well.

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The U.S. military will not use certain prisoner interrogation techniques in Iraq following the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, Pentagon officials said Friday.

Among the tactics barred are sleep and sensory deprivation and keeping prisoners in stressful positions for periods of time. The ruling only affects Iraq.

According to the military, none of the tactics -- which required the approval of the commanding general before use -- had been requested in Iraq.

Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, completed a review this week of approved interrogation techniques for detainees in Iraq, in the wake of concern and criticism that they violate the Geneva Conventions, two senior defense officials told CNN Friday.


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