Tuesday, December 21, 2004

More from the ACLU's treasure trove

The ACLU's treasure trove of FBI documents contains a few other scary ones. One email complains about Defence Department interrogators using "torture techniques" while claiming to be FBI agents, and worries that "The FBI will [sic] left holding the bag before the public". A followup email suggests that this "was approved by the Dep Sec Def" - Wolfowitz.

A second email regarding Guantanamo reports that FBI personnel

witnessed sleep deprivation, [REDACTED] and utilization of loud music/bright lights/growling dogs in the Detainee interview process by DOD representatives

Clear examples of torture, in other words. And is it telling now that the US doesn't even bother trying to hide it anymore. After four years of Bush, have they no sense of shame left?

Finally, an "Urgent Report" to the Sacramento Field Office describes the testimony of an individual who

observed numerous physical abuse incidents of Iraqi civilian detainees conducted in [REDACTED] Iraq. He described that such abuses included strangulation, beatings, placement of lit cigarettes into the detainees ear openings, and unauthorized interrogations.


[REDACTED] was providing this information tot he FBI based on his knowledge that [REDACTED] were engaged in a cover-up of these abuses.

which sounds very much like the allegations made by Sgt Frank Ford earlier in the month.