Friday, May 27, 2005
Note that they actually use the word "torture" in their own memo.
They knew what they were doing was torture, yet seemed comfortable discussing it in writing. There had to have been orders given. Remember the Gonzales torture memos?
(Via Democratic underground).
DETAINEES-2797BE-mail (from CTD employee to Frankie Battle) noting that sender is forwarding this EC up the chain of command, concerning alleged impersonation of FBI Agents at GTMO12/05/03Same document as Detainee-2797 with the following unredacted: "Of concern, DOD interrogators impersonating Supervisory Special Agents of the FBI told a detainee that the FBI…" and "These tactics have produced no intelligence of a threat neutralization nature to date and CITF believes that techniques have destroyed any chance of prosecuting this detainee." and "If this detainee is ever released or his story made public in any way, DOD interrogators will not be held accountable because these torture techniques were done (by) the "FBI" interrogators. The FBI will (be) left holding the bag before the public."
Friday, May 20, 2005
The administration wants to blame a Newsweek article for anti-Americanism, but it's possible that they knew that this new torture story was about to break, and created a diversion. This is not a new technique.
For background on media manipulation, read here.
Update: There is more than one source for the Koran story, but at this point the waters have been muddied enough to suit the wingnut agenda.