The Airing of Grievances
Sunday, January 02, 2005
Sounds Like Fun
The NY Times kicks off the New Year with an investigatory piece revealing details concerning the alleged torture of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. Here's an excerpt:
Interviews with former intelligence officers and interrogators provided new details and confirmed earlier accounts of inmates being shackled for hours and left to soil themselves while exposed to blaring music [of Lil' Kim, Rage Against The Machine and Eminem] or the insistent meowing of a cat-food commercial [from Meow Mix where the cat repeatedly says "meow."] In addition, some may have been forcibly given enemas as punishment.You can find the Meow Mix commercial here. (Click on the cat with the yellow raincoat.) Listen to that deal about four or five times. Then imagine having to listen to it for hours. While lying in your own excrement. And then tell me you wouldn't have seriously considered calling it quits. Brutal.
(Thanks to slate.com.)