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    Military attorney: Waterboarding is ‘tip of the iceberg’

    Binyan Mohammad, an Ethiopian national, was arrested in 2002, suspected of being a member of al-Qaeda. During his confinement at various ghost prisons, and finally at Guantanamo, he was subjected to various kinds of tortures, one of them being a series of small cuts made on his genitals by a razor knife. In order to stop this torture, he signed a confession.

    He was finally released last year, after it was determined that he was an innocent man. Since his release, his prosecutor resigned, citing that the system was unfair.

    His lawyer, Lieutenant Colonel Yvonne Bradley, was interviewed today on CNN, and said that waterboarding is "only the tip of the iceberg".

    According to Bradley, when Mohamed was first held at a CIA prison in Morocco, “They started this monthly treatment where they would come in with a scalpel or a razor type of instrument and they would slash his genitals, just with small cuts.”


    Following that torture, Mohamed confessed that he had attended an al Qaeda training camp and discussed plans to make a dirty bomb. He also answered “No” to the question, “While in U.S. military custody have you been treated in any way that you would consider abusive?”
    Sick, just sick. I cannot think of any word that can even come close to describing what I think of this completely revolting treatment of a prisoner, and an innocent one at that. Perhaps Sean Hannity would like to submit to that as well, when he has his waterboarding for charity... Oops, that's right. The coward chickened out on that, didn't he?

    Outrage does not even begin to describe what I feel right now.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Military attorney: Waterboarding is ‘tip of the iceberg’

    Hannity. It was Hannity.

    This makes me less comfortable with my belief that no one should be prosecuted over the torture mess, though I still cling to it. I think this allegation really, once again, speaks to a need to thoroughly and in a bipartisan fashion investigate what has happened, how it came to be allowed, and how to, at the very least, work to prevent abuse of the system.

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    Re: Military attorney: Waterboarding is ‘tip of the iceberg’

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Binyan Mohammad, an Ethiopian national, was arrested in 2002, suspected of being a member of al-Qaeda. During his confinement at various ghost prisons, and finally at Guantanamo, he was subjected to various kinds of tortures, one of them being a series of small cuts made on his genitals by a razor knife. In order to stop this torture, he signed a confession.

    He was finally released last year, after it was determined that he was an innocent man. Since his release, his prosecutor resigned, citing that the system was unfair.

    His lawyer, Lieutenant Colonel Yvonne Bradley, was interviewed today on CNN, and said that waterboarding is "only the tip of the iceberg".

    Sick, just sick. I cannot think of any word that can even come close to describing what I think of this completely revolting treatment of a prisoner, and an innocent one at that. Perhaps Bill O'Reilly would like to submit to that as well, when he has his waterboarding for charity... Oops, that's right. The coward chickened out on that, didn't he?

    Outrage does not even begin to describe what I feel right now.

    Article is here.
    Oh but Dana, our troops cut themselves shaving their balls every day, this isn't torture, it's just an uncomfortable EIT. Jeesh, you lefties are so intent on destroying this nation with your defeatism and hate for the troops.
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    Re: Military attorney: Waterboarding is ‘tip of the iceberg’

    Ya but did they butt rape him?

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