Wednesday, June 01, 2005

So, who trained 'em to disassemble? My god, the FBI!

"I'm aware of the Amnesty International report, and it's absurd...We've investigated every single complaint against the detainees. It seemed like to me they based some of their decisions on the word of -- and the allegations -- by people who were held in detention, people who hate America, people that had been trained in some instances to disassemble [sic] -- that means not tell the truth. And so it was an absurd report. It just is." --George Bush (emphasis mine)
Plausible, yes? The enemies of America train their followers to lie and therefore we should not believe it when prisoners claim they were tortured. Ah, but then there's this:
The first public claims of U.S. torture at Guantanamo Bay were made by three Britons from Tipton, England. Shafiq Rasul, 27, and Asif Iqbal and Rhuhel Ahmed, both 22, were released without charge in March under pressure from the British government. In August, they and their lawyers presented a 115-page report on their treatment, likening it to the abuse of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

The Britons said they were beaten, shackled in painful positions, left in extreme temperatures and forcibly injected with unknown drugs while held for more than two years. At that time, the U.S. military denied the Tipton men's allegations.

Which sort of makes me confused. I mean, if these guys were important enough to our enemies to get counter-interrogation training, then why the hell did we release them?

And perhaps more importantly, there were FBI reports of abuses that FBI agents personally witnessed at Guantanamo, as well as clear indications that there was more going on that they didn't see firsthand. Should I believe that our FBI has been infiltrated by the enemies of America who are training our agents to disassemble? And if this is true, shouldn't the president be launching an investigation? Maybe he can find someone who will give him a list of known disassemblers...

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