Wednesday, July 02, 2008


I feel so good about my government today, knowing that they based the Guatanamo interrogations on a discredited 1950s Chinese commnunist torture manual used to gain false confessions from US prisoners during and after the Korean War. I'm not sure what is more disgusting, that they used a manual that they knew created false confessions or that the government so blatantly supports torture that they would use such methods to begin with. Really, did they think their interrogations would provide true confessions? Did they think because they were Americans and righteous or something that they could tell true from false? They probably did.