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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-17-06 09:26 PM
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Vietnam era DUers - Remember 'Tiger Cages' and the outrage?
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Edited on Sat Jun-17-06 09:47 PM by TomInTib
Remember how the NVA was portrayed as inhuman savages because of the cages?

Special Operations interrogators gave some detainees only bread or crackers and water if they did not cooperate, according to the investigation, by Brig. Gen. Richard P. Formica of the Army. One prisoner was fed only bread and water for 17 days. Other detainees were locked for as many as seven days in cells so small that they could neither stand nor lie down, while interrogators played loud music that disrupted their sleep.

< aside: I spent a month on bread and water, 3 days on and 3 days off, in a Marine Brig. That regimen will absolutely mess with your mind. >

General Formica found that in the third case at a Special Operations outpost, near Tikrit, in April and May 2004, three detainees were held in cells 4 feet high, 4 feet long and 20 inches wide, except to use the bathroom, to be washed or to be interrogated. He concluded that two days in such confinement "would be reasonable; five to seven days would not." Two of the detainees were held for seven days; one for two days, General Formica concluded.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/17/washington/17formica....



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