Oh, the inhumanity! Cry torture! Or just be disgusted that the media circus around Guantanamo Bay continues to try and paint the Americans as the enemy and terrorists as oppressed, badly treated innocents. F**k but this enrages me!
Here's the story- a former Army translator at Gitmo has- surprise, surprise- written a book about his experiences. Of particular note is his tale of a female interrogator questioning a terrorist who had received fight training- remember 9/11? The interrogator unbuttoned her shirt to reveal *gasp* a T-shirt, and she then touched her breasts and uttered the classic line- "don't you like these big American breasts?". Now, I've never been interrogated, or even tortured, but what's being described here is as far removed from my idea of torture as you can possibly go. In fact, I'm sure many people would pay good money to see a woman touch her breasts right in front of them.
But wait, it gets worse- she later unbuttoned her trousers and put her hand down them! I know this probably makes for hard reading, hearing the unbearable horrors that have been perpetuated against these poor defenceless terrorists, but bear with me. As she circled around the terrorist, who could have been planning on murdering another 3,000 innocent people, she pulled her hand out and it was red, covered in- brace yourselves- ink. She told the prisoner- "I'm actually menstruating right now, and I'm touching you. Does that please your God? Does that please Allah?" To add insult to injury she then wiped the red ink on his face, saying, "How do you like that?" My God, it's horrific, isn't it? To think that a man, captured on the battlefield fighting and trying to kill American soldiers could be treated like this? Well, the translator went to bed that night feeling, and I quote, "dirty and disgusting".
I wonder if these absolutely barbaric "torture" activities are known to the enemy we're fighting? I mean they only brutally murder their captured prisoners, sawing their heads off on video while they scream "Allahu akbar". Perhaps if they knew what was happening at Guantanamo Bay, where some prisoners were kept in stress positions for up to 24 hours at a time, were some even had their thumbs bent back, were one poor terrorist even had- I can barely write it- duct tape wrapped around his head, they too would change their tactics. I mean, cutting a man's head off with a small knife can't even compare to putting tape around his head can it?
The author of this catalogue of "atrocities"- you just know that's the term the media is going to use to describe this- goes on to say that out of the 600-odd prisoners there, he "thought" only a few dozen were dangerous. This must be the same few dozen that threatened to kill the guards before they left, or is it the same few dozen that have been released and have gone back to fighting against American troops in Afghanistan? He's not too clear on this point, but I guess that if he gave any indication that the men at Guantanamo were in fact dangerous terrorists out to destroy the United States and that they were being treated more than fairly, his book might not sell so well to the usual crowd of America-haters.