Skip to main content

View Diary: Rumsfeld's Revenge: Army Field Manual to Allow Torture (217 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  If you haven't been a custody officer (0+ / 0-)

    you really don't understand just how dangerous some of these individuals are. They will kill. That is not a risk to take with anyones life, the inmates are people too.

    Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself. - President Harry Truman

    by notrouble on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 08:08:19 AM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  No, I haven't been a control officer (0+ / 0-)

      But even the government admits that over half the people at Guantanamo were totally innocent.

      In any case, this isn't about segregation of prisoners in the process of making the facility safe. The manual is quite clear about this, and I've quoted it elsewhere in these comments. It is about interrogation, and "breaking down" a prisoner to make them talk, or sign a confession, etc.

      The relative dangerousness of any prisoner is not even at issue in this discussion.

      War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade Invictus

      by Valtin on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 08:25:32 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site