America Is So Awesome It Found A New Way To Feed Prisoners

Fox News reaction to the Torture Report; courtesy of Crooks and Liars:

McFarland, who said that torture techniques were both legal and justified by the horrific terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, argued that Democrats were only releasing the report for political reasons…

Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters told the hosts of Out Numbered that the American people did not need to know about torture at the CIA because “people do nasty things in the dark especially after a terrorist attack.”

Out Numbered host Andrea Tantaros agreed that she didn’t need transparency at the CIA either.

“The United States of America is awesome, we are awesome,” she said. “But we’ve had this discussion. We’ve closed the book on it, and we’ve stopped doing it. And the reason they want to have this discussion is not to show how awesome we are. This administration wants to have this discussion to show us how we’re not awesome.”

Oh my, it seems like it was only very recently that these hypocrites were calling for more transparency regarding the IRS, Benghazi and Fast and Furious. Isn’t it amazing that when the light is shone on their nefarious doings it is a case of move on, there is nothing to see here, it all happened a long time ago and we should forget it.

What a bunch of low life scum. And Andrea, in case you haven’t been watching the world news lately, the reports about the USA and the murder of its black citizens by the police in your country have done nothing to help the image of this awesomeness about which you speak.

You are talking out of your arse Andrea. Get with the program.

The report says at least five detainees were subjected to “rectal feeding” or “rectal hydration” a procedure that the chief of interrogations would later characterise as illustrative of the interrogator’s “total control over the detainee”.

The report states during one incident, detainee Majid Khan had his lunch tray consisting of hummus, pasta with sauce, nuts, and raisins purified before it was rectally infused.

I think the rest of the world would like to know exactly what the CIA and the GOP were up to. We are not going to forget about it, you demented right wing loon.

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9 Responses to America Is So Awesome It Found A New Way To Feed Prisoners

  1. manxmamma says:

    When I was a child, perhaps after too many gladiator movies, my friends and I would play the Christians and Romans type of fantasy. Torture and death were all the Christians had to look forward to in life. This Torture Report is not fantasy and it makes me sick to the bottom of my soul. The monsters who inflicted these injuries and those who allowed should pay the the highest price for their despicable acts.

    • 40Watt says:

      Remnants of the ideas we form as children persist as shadows haunting the thoughts of the adults we become.

      After WWII, as a child in a small town in Scotland, the remnants of the war were all around: food rationing, bomb shelters, the rubble of buildings, men on crutches missing limbs, and the ones grownups talked about in whispers, solitary figures with empty eyes, souls wrapped up tightly, hidden away never to be hurt again. “He was in a Japanese prisoner of war camp,” said the whisperers.

      This is where I learned about torture and where I formed the idea that we didn’t do that sort of thing. We didn’t do it, the Americans didn’t do it – other people did it.

      Childhood naivety gave way to reality, as it must, but with difficulty. It is hard for children to accept that, in the final analysis, there is no perfect place, where justice reigns and cruelty has been banished. I feel like a child today.

      • titlewave says:

        I wasn’t going to comment on this topic, it saddens me too much and words fail. But I must tell you how much your story touched me. Thank you 40.

        “War is not healthy for children and other living things”

  2. 40Watt says:

    I can’t say anything yet. I don’t know. It’s not like we didn’t know. But reading it – all I can say is I am sad to the depths of my being.

  3. 40Watt says:

    OK – I have something to say now. This article is from 2009 –

    “In July 2002, responding to a follow-up from the Pentagon general counsel’s office, officials at the training unit, the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency, detailed their methods for the Pentagon. The list included waterboarding.

    What mindset does interrogation debate require? But the training unit warned that harsh physical techniques could backfire by making prisoners more resistant. They also cautioned about the reliability of information gleaned from the severe methods and warned that the public and political backlash could be ‘intolerable.'”

    […]

    “The opinion concluded that the harsh interrogation methods would be acceptable for use on terror detainees because the same techniques did not cause severe physical or mental pain to U.S. military students who were tested in the government’s carefully controlled training program.

    Several people from the survival program objected to the use of their mock interrogations in battlefield settings. In an October 2002 e-mail, a senior Army psychologist told personnel at Guantanamo Bay that the methods were inherently dangerous and students were sometimes injured, even in a controlled setting. [my bold]

    “The risk with real detainees is increased exponentially,’ he said.”

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/30367871/ns/politics-white_house/t/rice-delivered-ok-waterboarding/#.VInPOb5YXdl

    • 40Watt says:

      Many of the comments in 2009, from various sources, on the information that Condaleeza Rice signed of the torture program suggest that when the sh*t hit the fan, she would be the sacrificial lamb.

      We’ll see.

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