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  • Thursday, June 23, 2005

    Letters on US torture and abuse

    The following are excerpts of letters, from Americans sent to the Star Tribune:

    The reference to Nazis, gulags and Pot Pol's regime of terror were well placed in the context of his speech. Indeed, if we heard the tales of Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib without knowing the context, we would logically conclude that a ruthless regime with no regard for human rights and international law must be the perpetrator.
    Indeed.
    Being a member of the Minnesota Republican Party, this is hard to write, but being a combat veteran requires me to. I would like to thank Sen. Dick Durbin for having the courage to stand up and demand that we close our prison in Guantanamo Bay. Now that Colin Powell has left, there is no one in a leadership position in the Bush administration who has seen combat. If they had, they would realize the lifetime of psychological trauma that is inflicted on our troops when they are required to chain prisoners to the floor -- leaving them in that position so long that they urinate and defecate on themselves. FBI reports tell how some prisoners left in that way have pulled their own hair out.
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