Skip to comments.Durbin is Right
Posted on 06/20/2005 2:07:03 PM PDT by StoneGiant
Durban is right
The time has come to face the ugly truth: Dick Durban is right; the things our military is doing in Guantanemo Bay to prisoners is tantamount to torture.
Here is the side of Guantanemo you won't hear from the mainstream media. Only those of us who have a friend whose neighbor's son's ex-girlfriend's brother is actually there hear the stomach-churning stories of questioning tactics that are routinely visited on the detainees at Gitmo. Read ahead if you dare, but I warn you, it's not for the weak-hearted.
My contacts inside tell me that the prisoners are forced to sit on hard wooden chairs for hours with no cushions. Think about that. Thats like sitting in a baseball stadium all afternoon but no game is playing. There's no beer. They don't even get peanuts. Even first year law school students listening to tort lectures arent subjected to that more than three days a week. But in Gitmo, it can happen four, even five days a week. Yes, really.
And thats not all. Prisoners are forced to stand for hours and hours on end in extreme temperatures as if they are waiting outside a box office for U2 tickets. But theres no U2 ticket at the end of this torture. No. Instead they hear rap music, or worse. Christina Aguilera. Perhaps the average American (who doesnt have a teenager) doesnt know this, but Christina Aguilera can cause bleeding from the ears. But this is what is being done in our name every day down in Gitmo.
And the orange-glazed chicken youve heard so much about? Ill let you in on a little secret: its dry.
I could barely wash it down, complained Ahmar al Killemall. My twelve-year old bride could make a better orange-glazed chicken than that. And this salad was made with iceberg lettuce, he adds. What, the U.S. cant afford romaine? Come on.
And then theres the sleep-deprivation torture. These detainees are kept up for hours at night with blaring noises, until they are as bleary and nauseous as a new parent with a baby in the house. This can go on for weeks. Like a new parent with a baby in the house. They sometimes grow so exhausted that they fall asleep on their feet! Like a new parent, with a baby in the house.
The list of atrocities goes on and on. The detainees cells are as small as a college dorm room, and in many of them Im sorry to say it but there isnt even a view of the water. Not even a view, for Gods sake! It's an island, they can't arrange a room with a view?
They dont have cable tv, either. Do you know who Donald Trumps new apprentice is? Well, dont ask a prisoner at Gitmo, because they dont know either. They dont know who won American Idol. They've never seen Six Feet Under. They dont even know about Tom and Katie! Do you understand the implications of that? By the time they hear about the wedding, the divorce will be final and they wont even be able to get in on the betting pool.
How can we do this to other human beings?
I also have it on good authority that their religion is routinely, subtly insulted in various ways. The prayer mats they kneel on clash with their uniforms, for example. And the Koran is often given dirty looks by our soldiers. The beards cultivated by the faithful are sometimes mocked. One soldier was heard to refer to three detainees as ZZ Top, and another even said to a detainees face, Yo, what up, Gandalf? Words hurt, people! They hurt!
Is this the sort of face we should show to the world? Is this what we want done in our name? Is this what America stands for?
ZZ top, heeheee.
I KNEW IT!
Nope, pretty funny.
Read the story first, zot not needed here, funny piece.
Oh the horror! (serious sarcasm alert)
Sense of humor, Pinhead?
How can we do this to other human beings? WTC.
Nope. read it.
That is hilarious! ROTFLMAO!
Perhaps the moderator could be requested to put (NOT a zot!)
...and even Hitler didn't feed dry chicken to his concentration camp prisoners.
Bumper sticker I want, "Dick Durbin, before he dicks you!"