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Probe details Guantanamo humiliations

"WASHINGTON -- The interrogations went on for up to 20 hours a day, day after day. The prisoner was told his mother and sisters were whores. He was forced to wear a bra and put a thong on his head. At one point, an interrogator tied a leash to him and forced him to conduct a series of dog tricks.

It all took place at the U.S. detention centre in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in an effort to get suspected al-Qaeda member Mohamed al-Kahtani to co-operate with his interrogators.

Military investigators appointed to look into allegations of abuse at Guantanamo provided to a U.S. Senate committee graphic detail yesterday of the "creative interrogation techniques" used to soften up enemy combatants at the prison that has been subject of sharp criticism by human rights advocates.

The senators were told how Mr. al-Kahtani, a Saudi, was captured in December of 2001 on the Afghan-Pakistani border after the collapse of the Taliban regime. It was later discovered he had tried to enter the United States to take part in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks but had been refused entry at the airport in Orlando.

Way, back, in the 80's I had Army training in order to teach us how to withstand POW interrogation. The intructors pulled out the stops to get us to break. We were kept up for THREE days. Fed only sparingly, and made to do things that would today cause a congressional investigation. It wasn't any fun, but it was necessary and designed to help us withstand enemy coercion.

Nothing I have seen so far at Gitmo or at Abu Grab even remotely compares to what I experienced, and that was NOT torture.


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