On another occasion, the air conditioning was off in an unventilated room, making the temperature over 38C (100F) and a detainee lay almost unconscious on the floor with a pile of hair next to him. He had apparently been pulling out his hair throughout the night.
In October 2002, one interrogator squatted over a copy of the Qur’an during intensive questioning of a Muslim prisoner, who was “incensed” by the tactic, according to an FBI agent.
On another occasion, an agent was asked by a “civilian contractor” to come and see something.
“There was an unknown bearded longhaired d (detainee) gagged w/duct tape that had covered much of his head,” the FBI document said.
When the FBI officer asked if the detainee had spit at interrogators, the “contractor laughingly replied that d had been chanting the Qur’an non-stop. No answer how they planned to remove the duct tape,” the report said.
One of the things that mystifies me is how no one ever considers that if they weren’t enemies of America going in, they sure as hell will be coming out.
(And confidential to the Freepi: Don’t throw that Jack Bauer shit in my face about ticking atomic bombs underneath Seattle or something. First of all, it’s a TV show for the love of God, you don’t see me citing Starbuck as a reasonable authority on tactics, okay, and second? Anybody can come up with a scenario under which anything is permissible, so don’t do this sicko math again with me, like how if X number of people were in danger you’d have a free pass to rape puppies. This isn’t about that. This is about how you wanted to rape puppies all along and now you’re using the X number of people as an excuse. In other words, shut up.)