To the dolts at Amnesty International and their defenders, here is a look at real torture:
In a recent raid on an al-Qaeda safe house in Iraq, U.S. military officials recovered an assortment of crude drawings depicting torture methods like “blowtorch to the skin” and “eye removal.” Along with the images, which you’ll find on the following pages, soldiers seized various torture implements, like meat cleavers, whips, and wire cutters. Photos of those items can be seen here. The images, which were just declassified by the Department of Defense, also include a picture of a ramshackle Baghdad safe house described as an “al-Qaeda torture chamber.” It was there, during an April 24 raid, that soldiers found a man suspended from the ceiling by a chain. According to the military, he had been abducted from his job and was being beaten daily by his captors. In a raid earlier this week, Coalition Forces freed five Iraqis who were found in a padlocked room in Karmah. The group, which included a boy, were reportedly beaten with chains, cables, and hoses. Photos showing injuries sustained by those captives can be found here. (12 pages)
Please spare me the crap about Abu Ghraib and Gitmo. These guys make those places look like Club Med. The injustices at Abu Ghraib have been righted and the people involved have been properly convicted of their crimes. And at Gitmo, I would hardly call the U.S. giving Muslims prayer mats and Islamic-sensitive meals “torture.” Moreover, we know that much of the information coming from Gitmo was fabricated. To believe that the U.S. and its military turned into some hotbed of torture suddenly in 2001 is to believe in Santa Claus.