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Obama Forms New Interrogation Unit

There are reports the Obama administration is considering forming a new interrogation unit in light of torture and abuse claims under the Bush presidency. A task force has been formed in order to determine which agencies should be part of the interrogation process although the CIA and FBI undoubtedly would remain part of the final unit. Upon assuming the office of president, Obama issued a directive to create this study. There appears to be a strong inclination on those who have spent time in an Ivy League institution and then worked in the legal field to create a task force to study that which any intelligent person knows based on life experience and a limited experience in reading books.

If the president would like to save money and time, how about asking the United States armed force to adhere to existing regulations pertaining to interrogating prisoners? Or, call in those who handled interrogation in the US and British armed forces during WWII?

Sad Story Of Canadian Boy’s Interrogation Revealed

The story of Omar Khadr continues unraveling much to the dismay of the American military and Canadian officials who colluded in the torture and brutalization of a Canadian citizen. Omar Khadr was a fifteen year old boy whose family brought him to al-Qaeda headquarters in the wilds of Afghanistan and during an operation by US Special Forces, the boy was wounded. American officials insist Khadr was involved in shooting US troops although this claim has ever been proven. The initial interrogation of a fifteen year old boy took place while he lay in a hospital bed with two gaping wounds from being shot in the back. Former US soldier, Damien Corsett, says he could actually watch body functions on the monitor as he questioned the boy.

Kahdr insists he was tortured by interrogators and when he told this to Canadian officials they refused to believe his story. A Pentagon document includes the actual words of the Canadian youth. “During this first interrogation, the young blond haired man would often (censored) if I did not give him answers he wanted. Several times he forced me to (censored) which caused me (censored) due to my (censored). Khadr insists he was threatened with rape and beatings if he did not respond to questions in the manner desired by US interrogators.

There is little doubt a 15 year old boy was subject to sleep deprivation and threats in order to obtain a confession. There is also little doubt a trained interrogator could most probably have obtained the information using normal procedures such as winning the trust of the boy and getting him to freely talk. The brutalization of Khadr is simply an example of the brutalization of America by the Bush administration which never trusted telling the truth to its own people.