Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Horrors of Guantanamo

Today's must read is over at the Daily Ablution, a discussion of the "abuses" doled out to inmates at Gitmo.

* subject to [unspecified] "mental stress and pressure"
* "willfully misdirected ... to pray north"
* deprived of "comfort items"
* subjected to an [apparently failed] "attempt to withdraw Qur'an"
* able to hear two guards having sex, while they "assumed he was asleep"
* distracted from his prayer by the "sharp intake of breath" of a female MP who'd been "sexually fondled".
* offered a plate of pork
* the object of a conspiracy "to keep detainee ignorant of detainee's allotted Tuesday recreation"
* subjected to a "partially successful" attempt to administer injections "under the guise of immunisation", designed to "unhinge detainee's mental and emotional stability"
* had his peanut butter eaten by a guard "right in front of him".

Good grief, the unspeakable horrors! How dreadfully this poor man has suffered! Life in Gitmo must be unbearable- imagine, the anguish of missing your Tuesday recreation period, of not getting to eat your own peanut butter, or being *gasp* deprived of comfort items! What do those American's think that place is, some sort of prison or something?

Thank goodness he was never subjected to the US Army's most dastardly torture technique- the "big American breasts".

He sure had a lucky escape.

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