The Bush-Cheney Years

Nostalgic?

From the just declassified May 2004 inspector general’s review of CIA interrogations:

Sometime between 28 December 2002 and 1 January 2003, the debriefer used an unloaded semi-automatic handgun as a prop to frighten Al-Nashiri into disclosing information. After discussing this plan with [blacked out] the debriefer entered the cell where Al-Nashiri sat shackled and racked the handgun once or twice close to Al-Nashiri’s head. On what was probably the same day, the debriefer used a power drill to frighten Al-Nashiri. With [blacked out] consent, the debriefer entered the detainee’s cell and revved the drill while the detainee stood naked and hooded. [Page 42]

Thank God we have a sane and decent administration now.

Don’t we?

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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