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Zan_of_Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:05 PM
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Not torture? Let's see how the torture team likes it.
'Harsh Methods' Aren't Torture, Says the New York Times

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May 14, 2004

The New York Times, revealing the interrogation
techniques the CIA is using against Al-Qaeda suspects,
seemed unable to find a source who would call torture by
its proper name.

The May 13 article, headlined "Harsh CIA Methods Cited
in Top Qaeda Interrogation," described "coercive
interrogation methods" endorsed by the CIA and the
Justice Department, including hooding, food and light
deprivation, withholding medications, and "a technique
known as 'water boarding,' in which a prisoner is
strapped down, forcibly pushed under water and made to
believe he might drown."

Okay, if "water boarding" and the other things are not torture, just interrogation techniques, perhaps those who think it's fine would like to submit to it.

How about a new TV series, since America is too disinterested in politics to give a flip.

We could call it "Bush Administration Survivor" and each week a different "non-torture" technique could be used. (After all, this is a nebulous, clever, determined gang, and we must get information out of them.) The ones who fold after being naked, denied food and sleep, beaten, hung by the limbs, nearly drown, etc. can testify in court. The rest go on to the next week. Innocence is not a defense.

What do ya say, TV networks? Can you spell R A T I N G S?

(The sexual humiliation scenes can go on cable, of course.)
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:09 PM
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1. and lets meet our first guest...
Edited on Sat May-15-04 01:10 PM by thebigidea
he's an alarmingly Straussian drone-o-crat from deep within the bowels of the Pentagon, lets give a warm welcome to Paul Wolfowitz!

WOLFOWITZ: "I am very pleased to be here, and hope to keep my mind occupied with thoughts of global hegemony throughout all 17 hours of waterboarding, which I'm relatively unclear about. Don assures me it gets fun after a while, but we'll see."

HOST: "But first, lets check in on last week's guest, Richard Perle - who happens to be seeing things after days upon days of sleep deprivation."

PERLE: "I'm a Democrat! A democrat, I tell you! Ahghghghrfthfthr... Newt, is that you? Tom Friedman, can you feel me near you?"

HOST: "Completely and utterly... uh, slightly more deranged than before."

VOICEOVER: "Neocon Interro-rally is brought to you by CACI, Titan, and DynCorp - enforcing lax standards and unchecked brutality since time began."
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:44 PM
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2. LOL.....


Not Torture, WTF. What a bunch of Wankers.
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