Wednesday, February 22, 2006

U.S. Concedes to Force-Feeding Detainees

The commander, Gen. Bantz J. Craddock, head of the United States Southern Command, said soldiers at Guantánamo began strapping some of the detainees into "restraint chairs" to force-feed them and isolate them from one another after finding that some were deliberately vomiting or siphoning out the liquid they had been fed.

Do we even realize that we, as Americans, have lost our soul?

This country was created based on a recognition of human rights.

Yet, it's clear that the official policy of this government is: human rights when we say so. Not all the time, only when we say so.

Many of these poor fuckers have done nothing other than being a brown man in a place and time that would earn someone else a bounty, and someone else an accomodation for bringing a quota of people in.

We have lost our soul. When will we admit that, and when we will work to get it back?

Update: Holden made it further into the article than I did.


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