Monday, April 23, 2007
A shocking story about how Iraqi soldiers "prepared" three soldiers to talk for the Americans. The images are as shocking as the report itself. Something that particularly struck me were the following statements, "We know how to make them talk. We know their back streets. We beat them. I don’t beat them that much, but enough so he feels the pain and it makes him desperate.” Such things always make me think about how true the confessions are that come out of such acts of torture. By their own admission, these men were made desperate. Could they not then be made to say just about anything, even if it is a false confession?