Wednesday, May 21, 2008


The situation at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and Bagram, as well as the countless other prisons which are holding Iraqis, Afghans, and citizens of other Middle Eastern, European, etc countries is the most important issue out there today.

In one of my first posts, I mentioned that all people want in the Middle East is justice (along with a great Robert Fisk interview in which he states this) and when they see such a grave perversion of the justice, it is devastating to the US reputation.

It is shameful how these men have been treated in Guantanamo for example. Locked in an 8 x 12 room for 22 hours a day will drive anyone crazy. If driving someone crazy is not the most brutal form of torture I don't know what is. Forget waterboarding - torture by drowning.

A psychologist once did a study on removing all sensory from individuals. Sensory deprivivation he discovered, was the best way to drive one crazy. Notice what the Guantanamo prisoners are wearing? Goggles to contort vision, earmuffs to restrict hearing.

While I, of course, am not glad these men have lost their minds, I am glad it is coming back to bite Bush in his ass and these guys have been drive SO insane, that they can't testify for his joke of a court.

I encourage everyone to watch Taxi Cab to the Darkside (about Bagram and torture policies) as well as Ghosts of Abu Ghraib.

Articles come out on this everyday, most recently:

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