Judge Gladys Kessler, who last week ordered a temporary halt to the force-feedings of Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohammed Abu Wa’el Dhaib, issued a statement today criticizing the Pentagon, but saying she had “no choice” but to allow the brutal feedings to resume.
Kessler blasted the Pentagon’s intransigence on the issue, saying they were forcing Dhaib to suffer “unnecessary pain” with their force-feeding policies, along with the forcible cell extraction by troops in riot gear.
Dhaib’s attorneys say he is willing to receive tube feedings, but wants them done in a hospital setting, with standard-sized tubes that are left in place. The Pentagon has ruled out such changes, insisting on their own policy of having several troops rough the detainee up while the force a large tube down their throat, speed feed them, then remove it.
The Pentagon’s style of force-feeding has often left detainees screaming in pain, and in at least one case caused a serious infection that led to a detainee vomiting blood and losing consciousness. The Pentagon maintains this style is more efficient, and “safer.”
2 thoughts on “Judge Slams Pentagon, But Allows Force-Feedings to Resume”
That's the same method my uncle used on the cows back in the days on the farm, hog tie the cow, stick an over size tube down it's throat and pour the medicine using a funnel. So much for "cruel and unfair treatment."
If, as many claim, the US is a Christian country then I wonder how they square this policy with the teachings and parables? Hypocritical savages…
There are many who just don't understand why the rest of the world hate us and want to do us harm…
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