Thursday, March 29, 2007


Austrailian David Hicks has pled guilty to one count of supporting a terrorist organization.
A victory/vindication for the Bush Administration and it's Gitmo policies?
His guilty plea reflects the "success" of American torture techniques lifted from Soviet Russia and Communist China (prolonged isolation, sleep deprivation, varying temperatures, etc). In Stalin's days, the goal-- above all else-- was to secure a confession. These techniques do just that-- they get a deprived and dependent prisoner to sign their name to anything to stop the torture. The truth is merely an afterthought .

Can we allow truth to become an afterthought?  Can we allow our government to use Stalinist interrogation practices?

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