Will they ever stop with this anti-american, anti-bush garbage? Listen to this bleeding heart liberal tripe:
The prisoner, a slight, 22-year-old taxi driver known only as Dilawar, was hauled from his cell at the detention center in Bagram, Afghanistan, at around 2 a.m...When he arrived in the interrogation room...his legs were bouncing uncontrollably in the plastic chair and his hands were numb. He had been chained by the wrists to the top of his cell for much of the previous four days.
Yawn. They've been chaining people to ceilings since the Inquisition. I don't hear anybody calling for the Spanish to apologize!
"Leave him up," one of the guards quoted Specialist Claus as saying.
So what? That's what terrorists deserve. They wouldn't have had that fine young Mr. Claus tormenting that slime in that way if he wasn't a dirty Islamic killer.
Oh. Well I'm sure it was just that one incident. Mistakes happen right? Boys will be boys.
In sworn statements to Army investigators, soldiers describe one female interrogator with a taste for humiliation stepping on the neck of one prostrate detainee and kicking another in the genitals. Yet another prisoner is made to pick plastic bottle caps out of a drum mixed with excrement and water as part of a strategy to soften him up for questioning.
Well you can't say they aren't inventive. Ye Olde American Ingenuity.
But wait a second, how is the liberal New York Times supposed to know that all of this stuff happened? It's probably just based on a bunch of angry terrorist ex-detainees. Of course they're going to make stuff up about their captors. Where's the pictures?
Well, see, the government is doing something about it. These bad apples will be brought to justice, and the spread of liberty will continue!
"What we have learned through the course of all these investigations is that there were people who clearly violated anyone's standard for humane treatment," said the Pentagon's chief spokesman, Larry Di Rita. "We're finding some cases that were not close calls."
See, Mr. Accountability himself has admitted that chaining innocent men to the ceiling and kicking shackled men in the groin is indeed "not a close call." But again, the actions of one or two young soldiers should not tarnish the efforts of the entire US military in the spread of freedom and the liberation of oppressed peoples.
That's preposterous. Any officer who was present would have taken notice of this type of activity and put a stop to it immediately, just like they did at Abu Ghraib. As soon as they found out about Abu Ghraib the soldiers involved were punished and the appropriate low level commanders reprimanded.
Oh. So this was before Abu Ghraib. So if the army knew this type of thing was going on already, why weren't they more prepared to deal with Abu Ghraib?
But regardless, I'm sure the people responsible were brought up on charges and court marshaled.
Aha! The wheels of justice are always turning in this great nation.
Oh, well...you know, innocent until proven guilty.
But...oh, whatever. Do I have to read eight pages of this crap? It's getting old...I think I'll go watch the golf channel.
Yada yada...haven't we been over all of this already?
Spread of freedom, liberty is on the march, defeated dictators...terrorists
"He was a shy man, a very simple man," his eldest brother, Shahpoor, said in an interview.
On the day he disappeared, Mr. Dilawar's mother had asked him to gather his three sisters from their nearby villages and bring them home for the holiday. But he needed gas money and decided instead to drive to the provincial capital, Khost, about 45 minutes away, to look for fares.
At a taxi stand there, he found three men headed back toward Yakubi. On the way, they passed a base used by American troops, Camp Salerno, which had been the target of a rocket attack that morning.
The four men were detained and turned over to American soldiers at the base as suspects in the attack. Mr. Dilawar and his passengers spent their first night there handcuffed to a fence, so they would be unable to sleep. When a doctor examined them the next morning, he said later, he found Mr. Dilawar tired and suffering from headaches but otherwise fine.
Mr. Dilawar's three passengers were eventually flown to Guantánamo and held for more than a year before being sent home without charge. In interviews after their release, the men described their treatment at Bagram as far worse than at Guantánamo. While all of them said they had been beaten, they complained most bitterly of being stripped naked in front of female soldiers for showers and medical examinations, which they said included the first of several painful and humiliating rectal exams.
Support president Bush and our troops...freedom is on the march...
"He screamed out, 'Allah! Allah! Allah!' and my first reaction was that he was crying out to his god," Specialist Jones said to investigators. "Everybody heard him cry out and thought it was funny."
It became a kind of running joke, and people kept showing up to give this detainee a common peroneal strike just to hear him scream out 'Allah,' " he said. "It went on over a 24-hour period, and I would think that it was over 100 strikes."
Hmm, that new Range Rover sure would look good in my garage...
I think there's a new Desperate Housewives on tonight. I wonder if Laura Bush is going to watch.
"I've seen similar injuries in an individual run over by a bus," added Lt. Col. Elizabeth Rouse, the coroner, and a major at that time.
Honey, I just saw on Fox, those goddamned pinko activist liberals are filibustering one of President Bush's judges because she's a Christian black woman! Get out that template we downloaded from the website, it's time to make our voices heard.
They were later visited by Mr. Dilawar's parents, who begged them to explain what had happened to their son. But the men said they could not bring themselves to recount the details.
"I told them he had a bed," said Mr. Parkhudin. "I said the Americans were very nice because he had a heart problem."
Are they still blathering on about those goddamned terrorists? Where's their rage at the killing of innocent brain dead people who asked not to be kept alive artificially?
"I expected to be contacted at some point by investigators in this case," he said. "I was living a few doors down from the interrogation room, and I had been one of the last to see this detainee alive."
Sergeant Yonushonis described what he had witnessed of the detainee's last interrogation. "I remember being so mad that I had trouble speaking," he said.
He also added a detail that had been overlooked in the investigative file. By the time Mr. Dilawar was taken into his final interrogations, he said, "most of us were convinced that the detainee was innocent."
Whatever. Jonah Goldberg told me it wasn't that big a deal.