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Durbin is Right
Unknown | 6/20/2005 | Anonymous

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. That’s 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 aren’t subjected to that more than three days a week. But in Gitmo, it can happen four, even five days a week. Yes, really.

And that’s 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 there’s no U2 ticket at the end of this torture. No. Instead they hear rap music, or worse. Christina Aguilera. Perhaps the average American (who doesn’t have a teenager) doesn’t 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 you’ve heard so much about? I’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s 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. can’t afford romaine? Come on.”

And then there’s 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… I’m sorry to say it… but there isn’t even a view of the water. Not even a view, for God’s sake! It's an island, they can't arrange a room with a view?

They don’t have cable tv, either. Do you know who Donald Trump’s new apprentice is? Well, don’t ask a prisoner at Gitmo, because they don’t know either. They don’t know who won American Idol. They've never seen Six Feet Under. They don’t 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 won’t 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 detainee’s 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?

Source? Anonymous

 


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: durbin; satire; torture
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1 posted on 06/20/2005 2:07:05 PM PDT by StoneGiant
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To: StoneGiant

Zot?


2 posted on 06/20/2005 2:08:45 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (If you agree with Marx, the AFL-CIO and E.P.I. please stop calling yourself a conservative!!)
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To: StoneGiant

ZZ top, heeheee.


3 posted on 06/20/2005 2:09:08 PM PDT by RushCrush (More people died in Teddy's Oldsmobile than have died at Gitmo.)
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4 posted on 06/20/2005 2:09:44 PM PDT by Checkers
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To: StoneGiant
And the orange-glazed chicken you’ve heard so much about? I’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s dry.

I KNEW IT!

5 posted on 06/20/2005 2:10:02 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Nope, pretty funny.


6 posted on 06/20/2005 2:10:09 PM PDT by MarkeyD (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com">Loser</a>)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Read the story first, zot not needed here, funny piece.


7 posted on 06/20/2005 2:10:10 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Pray Daily For Our Troops and President Bush)
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To: StoneGiant

Funny!


8 posted on 06/20/2005 2:10:32 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: StoneGiant

Oh the horror! (serious sarcasm alert)


9 posted on 06/20/2005 2:10:34 PM PDT by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Sense of humor, Pinhead?


10 posted on 06/20/2005 2:10:38 PM PDT by newbie 10-21-00
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To: StoneGiant

I'm mortified.


11 posted on 06/20/2005 2:10:47 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Deadcheck the embeds first.)
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To: StoneGiant

Good one!


12 posted on 06/20/2005 2:10:47 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: StoneGiant

How can we do this to other human beings? WTC.


13 posted on 06/20/2005 2:10:49 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: StoneGiant
Related thread.
14 posted on 06/20/2005 2:10:51 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Nope. read it.


15 posted on 06/20/2005 2:11:10 PM PDT by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† || Iran Azadi || (Airbus A380)^: The BIG PIG)
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16 posted on 06/20/2005 2:11:13 PM PDT by RockinRight (Conservatism is common sense, liberalism is just senseless.)
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To: StoneGiant

That is hilarious! ROTFLMAO!


17 posted on 06/20/2005 2:12:30 PM PDT by DelmarvaMike (May God watch over our troops and our President)
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To: StoneGiant

Perhaps the moderator could be requested to put (NOT a zot!)


18 posted on 06/20/2005 2:12:50 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: StoneGiant

LOL

...and even Hitler didn't feed dry chicken to his concentration camp prisoners.


19 posted on 06/20/2005 2:12:58 PM PDT by kidd
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To: MarkeyD; AxelPaulsenJr
Sorry. I'm from Illinois. Whenever I hear the words "Durbin is right", Zot!! is my natural reaction.

Bumper sticker I want, "Dick Durbin, before he dicks you!"

20 posted on 06/20/2005 2:13:21 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (If you agree with Marx, the AFL-CIO and E.P.I. please stop calling yourself a conservative!!)
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To: StoneGiant

Excellent! Tell anonymous to come out of hiding and take credit for a well done piece.


21 posted on 06/20/2005 2:13:26 PM PDT by MACVSOG68
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To: StoneGiant

Hard chairs? Oh the humanity!


22 posted on 06/20/2005 2:13:49 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: StoneGiant
Pull that tongue out your cheek, jack.
23 posted on 06/20/2005 2:14:21 PM PDT by Doomonyou (I don't think so, Scooter...)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

I lived in Illinois for 20 years and have often used that Dick phrase.


24 posted on 06/20/2005 2:14:23 PM PDT by MarkeyD (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com">Loser</a>)
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To: StoneGiant

Bravisimo!!!!!!!!


25 posted on 06/20/2005 2:14:59 PM PDT by ManMountain (In case of social breakdown remember Liberals... The other white meat.)
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To: StoneGiant
They don’t even know about Tom and Katie!

Yikes, in my mind this conjured up Brokaw and Couric!

EEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWW........

Not sure who gets the worst of that deal.

26 posted on 06/20/2005 2:15:35 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: MarkeyD
I'm not sure which state has the 2 worst Senators, California, New York or Illinois?

I thought we couldn't do worse than Paul Simon, boy was I wrong.

27 posted on 06/20/2005 2:16:19 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (If you agree with Marx, the AFL-CIO and E.P.I. please stop calling yourself a conservative!!)
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To: StoneGiant
What is this, preliminary copy from Onion, that cow website, or Scrappleface?
28 posted on 06/20/2005 2:16:47 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: Toddsterpatriot
Bumper sticker I want, "Dick Durbin, before he dicks you!"

LOL!

29 posted on 06/20/2005 2:16:57 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Pray Daily For Our Troops and President Bush)
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To: StoneGiant

LOL!


"And the orange-glazed chicken you’ve heard so much about? I’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s dry."

The horrors! ;)


30 posted on 06/20/2005 2:18:16 PM PDT by QQQQQ
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To: Toddsterpatriot

NO zot, it's a satire.

Read it, it's funny.


31 posted on 06/20/2005 2:18:45 PM PDT by QQQQQ
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To: StoneGiant

This is good stuff!


32 posted on 06/20/2005 2:19:33 PM PDT by stevem
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To: StoneGiant

Not only that, I've heard they set the AC to a whopping 78 degrees.


33 posted on 06/20/2005 2:22:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (Flush Newsweek!)
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To: StoneGiant
My contacts inside tell me that the prisoners are forced to sit on hard wooden chairs for hours with no cushions. Think about that. That’s like sitting in a baseball stadium all afternoon… but no game is playing.

Even the Spanish Inquisition used comfy chairs and soft cushions. The horror of it all.

34 posted on 06/20/2005 2:22:54 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republicans and Democrats no longer exist. There are only Fabian and revolutionary socialists.)
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To: StoneGiant

Sweet - although I am not certain "not seeing" U2 is torture


35 posted on 06/20/2005 2:25:13 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: KarlInOhio
Be that way then, I'll just find another picture.


36 posted on 06/20/2005 2:26:06 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republicans and Democrats no longer exist. There are only Fabian and revolutionary socialists.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot
I'm not sure which state has the 2 worst Senators, California, New York or Illinois?

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.

37 posted on 06/20/2005 2:31:45 PM PDT by Badray
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To: StoneGiant
By the time they hear about the wedding, the divorce will be final and they won’t even be able to get in on the betting pool.

LOL! Who wrote this??

38 posted on 06/20/2005 2:33:46 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: SF Republican

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?


39 posted on 06/20/2005 2:36:14 PM PDT by Jazzman1
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To: StoneGiant

The orange-glaze chicken? It's dry! Bwaaaaa! Now that's torture!


40 posted on 06/20/2005 2:37:54 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: StoneGiant

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??!!!


41 posted on 06/20/2005 2:38:42 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Badray

Grow up....Santorum is not a betrayer. For cripes sake, he's one of the most conservative.


42 posted on 06/20/2005 2:40:19 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 6SJ7

And the champagne they serve actually isn't Dom Perignon, oh the horror!!!


43 posted on 06/20/2005 2:41:50 PM PDT by dfwgator (Flush Newsweek!)
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To: dfwgator

...and non-Columbian coffee! Oh, the humanity!!


44 posted on 06/20/2005 2:49:48 PM PDT by Charles Martel
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To: StoneGiant

Am I on time for the ZOT?


45 posted on 06/20/2005 2:53:08 PM PDT by Baraonda (Demographic is destiny. Don't hire 3rd world illegal aliens nor support businesses that hire them.)
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To: StoneGiant

Are the prisoners still allowed to listen to Air America and receive the DNC's monthly newsletter?


46 posted on 06/20/2005 2:56:58 PM PDT by linkinpunk
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To: StoneGiant

Just Unimagineable - I'm Shocked! Shocked I say!


47 posted on 06/20/2005 2:57:21 PM PDT by sandydipper (Less government is best government!)
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To: Baraonda

I heard they fed the people on GITMO dead chickens.


48 posted on 06/20/2005 2:58:41 PM PDT by TrailofTears
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To: Ann Archy

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.


49 posted on 06/20/2005 2:59:57 PM PDT by Badray
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To: TrailofTears

And the salsa they give the prisoners is from....New York City!


50 posted on 06/20/2005 3:01:32 PM PDT by dfwgator (Flush Newsweek!)
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