Wait a second – from China?


Our interrogation techniques in Guantanamo Bay are actually modeled after Chinese Communists techniques during the Korean War,

“…techniques to obtain confessions, many of them false, from American prisoners… [what] the United States long described as torture became the basis for interrogations both by the military at the base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and by the C.I.A.”

Okay – so, we all know that the US government is torturing people, and is in complete denial about it. Torture is prohibited under title 18 United States Code §2340, and has been “banned” since 1948.  But this situation is just a little ironic.  Not only are we completely dismissing the fact that we are torturing, but also from where we learned the techniques – China during the ’50s.  I don’t know about you, but the huge amount of inconsistencies does not impress me.

“Mr. Bush has defended the use the interrogation methods, saying they helped provide critical intelligence and prevented new terrorist attacks.”

So, Mr. President, what is your response to the lies the Americans told while they were tortured? Does this in any way support the interrogation techniques that we still use? Can we trust the answers we get from our prisoners?

Err… um… no.

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i'm from helena, montana. i now go to school at the university of montana and i study russian language as well as arabic language and southwest (middle east) and central asia.

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