When you read some of the graphic descriptions of what has occurred here - I almost hesitate to put them in the RECORD, and yet they have to be added to this debate. Let me read to you what one FBI agent saw. And I quote from his report:
On a couple of occasions, I entered interview rooms to find a detainee chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor, with no chair, food or water. Most times they urinated or defecated on themselves, and had been left there for 18-24 hours or more. On one occasion, the air conditioning had been turned down so far and the temperature was so cold in the room, that the barefooted detainee was shaking with cold. . . . On another occasion, the [air conditioner] had been turned off, making the temperature in the unventilated room well over 100 degrees. The detainee was almost unconscious on the floor, with a pile of hair next to him. He had apparently been literally pulling his hair out throughout the night. On another occasion, not only was the temperature unbearably hot, but extremely loud rap music was being
played in the room, and had been since the day before, with the detainee chained hand and foot in the fetal position on the tile floor.
If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime - Pol Pot or others - that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners.
First it was a "gulag" and now it has graduated to being Auschwitz II? Priceless! Rap music? Playing with the settings of an air conditioner - no, think about that for a moment - an AIR CONDITIONER... think any of these terrorists have those in their huts or caves or spider holes in Afghanistan and Iraq or elsewhere in the often broiling hot Middle East? - have now become the equivalent of being forced into hard labor, gassed and starved to death??? Tell me Senator, what exactly IS the body count at Guantanamo Bay anyway, you glittering jewel of colossal ignorance???
If you would like to contact Sen. Durbin and let him know what you think of his latest remarks, particularly if you, like me, reside in his home state of Illinois, his offices can be reached as follows:
332 Dirksen Senate Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 228-0400 - fax
230 South Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 353-0150 - fax
525 South 8th St.
Springfield, IL 62703
(217 ) 492-4062
(217) 492-4382 - fax
701 N. Court St.
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-0176 - fax
Be certain to tell him to have a nice day!
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