Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Club Med Guantánamo?

Yesterday, the FBI released documents describing more than a dozen instances of abuse at Guantánamo including an incident in which a detainee's head was wrapped in duct tape as punishment for chanting the Quran, the use of menstrual blood to offend and humiliate prisoners and the story of a man who was kept in sweltering cell until he pulled his own hair out. The report also describes an interrogator dressing as a Catholic priest and performing mock baptisms on prisoners.

Today the Associated Press reports that the "Pentagon plans no action as a result of a newly released FBI report on detainee abuse." A Pentagon spokesman insists that these reports are old news at the DoD and all allegations have been thoroughly investigated...sure.

- Adrian Bleifuss Prados