A while back, I wrote a piece that attempted to explain torture to Rory Kennedy. Young Ms. Kennedy had recently released her “documentary” Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, and from what I could see, her view of what constitutes torture is a lot like her politics; extremely liberal.
On Monday Reuters reported that the U.S. military had liberated 5 Iraqi nationals, including one boy, who had been kidnapped and tortured by men they described as “foreign fighters” (read terrorists).
In an attempt to further educate Ms. Kennedy and others holding her viewpoint, allow me to contrast the treatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib–which Ms. Kennedy presented as torture–with that of the 4 men and 1 boy discovered in a padlocked room during during a raid against an al Qaeda network west of Baghdad.
The prisoners at Abu Ghraib were made to wear a leash, had underwear placed on their heads, and made to play naked Twister. Not exactly a shining moment for the U.S. military, but FAR from torture.
The five Iraqi’s were held in a padlocked room and beaten with chains, cables and hoses. The boy also reported the terrorists attaching wires to his tongue and shocking him.
I know any right thinking people reading this will recognize which actions constitute torture, but for those of you who support Move ON.org, Greenpeace, PETA and other groups from the lunatic left wing fringe, here’s a hint: The 5 Iraqi’s were tortured.