Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Torturing Democracy.

This is the trailer for a new documentary on the torture policies of the Bush administration. You can watch the whole thing here.


I really do strongly recommend that readers click on the link and watch the whole thing. The level of lawlessness is breathtaking. It made me so angry to think that the US has been reduced by Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld to betray it's ideals so completely.

This is the description of one prisoners treatment:

NARRATOR: Now, his interrogations would intensify. An hourly log – leaked from Guantanamo - narrates the harsh details.

He is forced to wear a woman’s bra. A thong is draped over his head – sexually taunting and humiliating – a Muslim man.

A leash is tied around his neck.

1115: Began teaching the detainee lessons such as stay, come, and bark to elevate his social status up to that of a dog. Detainee became very agitated.

1300: Dog tricks continued and detainee stated he should be treated like a man.
It makes me think of the pictures of Lynndie England with the prisoner on a dog leash and Bush's pathetic claim to be outraged by Abu Ghraib and the vile pictures which emanated from that place. It infuriates me to think of Bush's claim that this was the work of "a few bad apples". It was not. It was clearly official policy.

Bush, Rumsfeld and Cheney should go to jail for what they have done. But, as the documentary clearly shows, the Democrats always roll over and play dead whenever principle is at stake.

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