Recreation Time

Part of an extract from Seymour Hersh's new book "Chain of Command"

For the tough cases, however, according to a Pentagon adviser familiar with detainee conditions in mid-2002, at recreation time some prisoners would be strapped into heavy jackets, similar to straitjackets, with their arms locked behind them and their legs straddled by straps. Goggles were placed over their eyes, and their heads were covered with a hood. The prisoner was then led at midday into what looked like a narrow fenced-in dog run - the adviser told me that there were photographs of the procedure - and given his hour of recreation. The restraints forced him to move, if he chose to move, on his knees, bent over at a 45-degree angle. Most prisoners just sat and suffered in the heat.

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And some real recreation time (BUT) well-spent...

Direct Earhole Action: In times like these listening to music is like breathing air. And when it's free, dig it. All songs on the iraqiart.com website. And songs from Iraqimusic.com


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