Yahoo! News – Use of Dogs Against Prisoners Was Approved by U.S.
The Guantanamo Bay leaders requested permission to use a wet towel and dripping water to induce “the misperception of suffocation” and the use of “mild, non-injurious physical contact such as grabbing, poking in the chest with the finger, and light pushing.”
In response, in December 2002 Rumsfeld approved tactics such as forcing a detainee to stand up for up four hours, forced isolation for up to 30 days, deprivation of light, use of 20-hour interrogations, removal of clothing, forced shaving of facial hair, “inducing stress by use of detainee’s fears (e.g., dogs),” and use of mild physical contact that did not cause injury.
Let’s look at this:
They: fly airplanes into buildings causing thousands of deaths.
We: Use a wet towel to make them think they’re beign suffocated.
They: behead prisoners.
We: Poke prisoners in the chest with a finger (being careful not to cause injury).
They: Threaten death to all of us.
We: Build schools and hospitals for them.
They: Keep slaves.
We: Outlawed slavery in 1865.
This isn’t torture. It doesn’t compare remotely to anything done by the enemy. Drop it. Or in the words of that great liberal organization – MOVE ON!