I wonder how they’re justifying the entire mess… The article uses strong words to describe the state of the affair: Torture, abuse… And it says that people are doing what they told us the so-called witches did when the Inquisition cut off their breasts and ripped out their fingernails: They confessed every single piece of crap their interrogators wanted to hear. This time they don’t always get hurt physically, but I feel great shame at this systematic use of torture in the western world (“a system of punishments, physical and mental abuse and rewards for for co-operation”).
Like Christa Wolf said in her book Cassandra: What’s the use in fighting a war if you have to take on the traits of your enemies in order to win? Truly, our governments try to fight terrorism with torture. Nice twist, guys. (I mentioned Christa Wolf before… )
The scary thing is how this kind of thinking is spreading:
I see. Next time they’ll send the captives to our friends in Syria or Egypt like our other friends in the US already seem to do? Good thinking, guys.
Well, there’s still hope, but I must confess that personally, I don’t have much left. Mostly anger, in fact.
All quotes from that Guardian article.