July 2, 2008

How To

Today's revelation is that U.S. interrogators at Guantánamo Bay used techniques drawn from a study of "Chinese Communist techniques used during the Korean War to obtain confessions, many of them false, from American prisoners."

Yes, you heard that right. In the Korean War, the Chinese would torture prisoners to elicit false confessions. "I am a war criminal" stuff like that. After the war, the US studied these techniques so US troops could be better prepared for them in the future. We turned that study into a "how-to" manual.

We are torturing prisoners at Guantánamo Bay in the same way the Chinese tortured our prisoners in the Korea War.

We have become the bad guys.

UPDATE: Don't give me that, its not torture crap. Its torture.

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