Monday, August 3, 2009

Sodomized to Protect Our Freedoms.

Discussions about torture have been focused on the nature of waterboarding - and the right has even made t-shirts that call into question the horror of the practice. But Allan Uthman reminds us that far more torture techniques were used - and approved - by our US military than we discuss.

From the article:

That's right; sodomy. Forcible anal penetration. The documentation of this and other forms of sexual humiliation is too extensive to be denied or pawned off on a couple of redneck privates. And we know now that sexual humiliation techniques were among those discussed and approved by the National Security Principals Committee, a White House group including Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, George Tenet and John "History will not judge this kindly" Ashcroft.

I don't want to come off as minimizing the horror of controlled drowning. It's just that there's something about anal rape that brings the torture issue into sharp focus.



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