This May Be True, But It Sounds Like Bullshit
A secretive military special-operations group in Iraq used several unauthorized interrogation tactics on detainees in early 2004 after it erroneously received an outdated policy from commanders in Baghdad, according to a high-level military investigative report released Friday at the Pentagon.
As a result of the error, interrogators at temporary holding facilities washed down detainees and questioned them in overly air-conditioned rooms, fed them only bread and water when they were uncooperative, and made them kneel for long periods of time as part of an approach using ``stress positions.'' The tactics also included giving detainees minimal amounts of sleep and using loud music and yelling to keep them from sleeping or communicating.
This occurred at the same time similar methods used at the Abu Ghurayb prison near Baghdad were under intense internal scrutiny.
Army Brig. Gen. Richard Formica found that members of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula used official guidance that had been developed in September 2003 to create its own set of rules for interrogations, unknowingly including the forbidden tactics.
OIC. No one did anything wrong. They were just following guidelines that were transcribed by underlings incorrectly.
They were following sadistic guidelines or ignoring such guidelines completely.
That the military is investigating is good. But don't try to whitewash it or blow smoke up our asses. Investigate honestly and tell us what you find. We can take it.