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The Torture Of Wearing A Man Bra: Crawford Confesses

by | 15th, January 2009

SUSAN Crawford, A “senior member of the Bush administration,” says inmates were tortured at Guantanamo Bay. Well, she says one was:

Saudi national, Mohammed al-Qahtani, 30, was accused of involvement in the 9/11 attack. US authorities refer to him as the “20th hijacker”.

What of his torture? Says Crawford:

“For 160 days his only contact was with the interrogators. Forty-eight of 54 consecutive days of 18-to-20-hour interrogations. Standing naked in front of a female agent. Subject to strip searches. And insults to his mother and sister.”

Worse than it sounds, no doubt. The Guardian says it was “torture”.

But the Guardian gives no details. For those we turn to the Washington Post:

At one point he was threatened with a military working dog named Zeus, according to a military report. Qahtani “was forced to wear a woman’s bra and had a thong placed on his head during the course of his interrogation” and “was told that his mother and sister were whores.” With a leash tied to his chains, he was led around the room “and forced to perform a series of dog tricks,” the report shows.

Eat yer heart out, Max Mosley. Wait for the video.

But on reading of torture, do you think of the above, or of being hurt, severely?

Or do you think of waterboarding, which is defined as not torture, although it’s not exactly a complimentary therapy or motivational business tool

Christopher Hitchens investigated the horrors of wasterboarding for Vanity Fair magazine. In between adverts for soup and must-watch films, Hitchens was drowned.

He lived to write about his adventure.

Will he now wear a bra?

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