Thursday, February 26, 2009
Gitmo Prisoner Abuse Rises Under Pbama
al-Reuters reports that prisoner abuse and torture - YES, TORTURE - has increased since Pbama stole the White House:
Abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has worsened sharply since President Barack Obama took office as prison guards "get their kicks in" before the camp is closed, according to a lawyer who represents detainees.
Abuses began to pick up in December after Obama was elected, human rights lawyer Ahmed Ghappour told Reuters. He cited beatings, the dislocation of limbs, spraying of pepper spray into closed cells, applying pepper spray to toilet paper and over-forcefeeding detainees who are on hunger strike.
"According to my clients, there has been a ramping up in abuse since President Obama was inaugurated," said Ghappour, a British-American lawyer with Reprieve, a legal charity that represents 31 detainees at Guantanamo.
Following a January 22 order from Obama, the U.S. Defense Department conducted a two-week review of conditions at Guantanamo ahead of the planned closure of the prison on Cuba.
Admiral Patrick Walsh, the review's author, acknowledged on Monday that reports of abuse had emerged [and he said his review] looked at 20 allegations of abuse, 14 of which were substantiated, but he did not go into details.
In one of the six main camps at Guantanamo, the lawyer said all the detainees he knew were on hunger strike and subject to force-feeding, including with laxatives that induced chronic diarrhea while they were strapped in their feeding chairs.
"Several of my clients have had toilet paper pepper-sprayed while they have had hemorrhoids," Ghappour said.
I would imagine that The Pbama Cultists are expressing their outrage over this abuse - as they did over George W. Bush because remember, according to The Left all the blame goes back to the person in charge - of the kindly, peaceful detainees being held at Gitmo.
If putting panties on the head of a detainee is abuse, then my gawd, what wrath has Pbama unleashed upon the poor individuals being held without their rights at Gitmo?
"STOP THE TORTURE!"
"PBAMA PERMITS TORTURE!"
"PBAMA IS A WARMONGERING FASCIST PIG!"
"PBAMA IS GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES! PROSECUTE HIM!"
History's largest spending bill passed in the night... FREE PASS!
Incoherent fiscal policy... FREE PASS!
Man those free passes just keep coming like rain. There's so many now I'm going to need a spread sheet to keep up.
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