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!"
Excellent! Tell anonymous to come out of hiding and take credit for a well done piece.
Hard chairs? Oh the humanity!
I lived in Illinois for 20 years and have often used that Dick phrase.
Yikes, in my mind this conjured up Brokaw and Couric!
Not sure who gets the worst of that deal.
I thought we couldn't do worse than Paul Simon, boy was I wrong.
"And the orange-glazed chicken youve heard so much about? Ill let you in on a little secret: its dry."
The horrors! ;)
NO zot, it's a satire.
Read it, it's funny.
This is good stuff!
Not only that, I've heard they set the AC to a whopping 78 degrees.
Even the Spanish Inquisition used comfy chairs and soft cushions. The horror of it all.
Sweet - although I am not certain "not seeing" U2 is torture
Nope. PA has Specter and his new trainee -- Ricky Santorum, the phony who has been pretending to be a conservative. A betrayer is always worse than an outright commie.
LOL! Who wrote this??
Hey, I've got an idea. After we capture them and SQUEEZE them for all the info we can get, let's torture them then BEHEAD them on Al-Jazeera. Sound like a familiar tactic?
The orange-glaze chicken? It's dry! Bwaaaaa! Now that's torture!
Word is that Amnesty International and Zuggat's found water spots on the salad forks, and that the chablis was served at room temperature, not slightly chilled! Okay, these guys are prisoners of war, but are they ANIMALS??!!!
Grow up....Santorum is not a betrayer. For cripes sake, he's one of the most conservative.
And the champagne they serve actually isn't Dom Perignon, oh the horror!!!
...and non-Columbian coffee! Oh, the humanity!!
Am I on time for the ZOT?
Are the prisoners still allowed to listen to Air America and receive the DNC's monthly newsletter?
Just Unimagineable - I'm Shocked! Shocked I say!
I heard they fed the people on GITMO dead chickens.
Then you haven't been watching.
Do some investigation into his voting record of late. Look at the BS legislation that he is promoting. Check out who he is hooking up with to cosponsor some really lousy bills.
Then buy a dictionary and look up words like conservative, principle, trust, and betrayal. Copy them and send them to Ricky because he doesn't know their meaning either.
And the salsa they give the prisoners is from....New York City!