Friday, October 26, 2007

torture expert Rudy Giuliani

QUOTE #1. Former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem
Begin describes being tortured by sleep deprivation at
the hands of the KGB:

"In the head of the interrogated prisoner, a haze
begins to form. His spirit is wearied to death, his
legs are unsteady, and he has one sole desire: to
sleep ... Anyone who has experienced this desire knows
that not even hunger and thirst are comparable with
it. I came across prisoners who signed what they were
ordered to sign, only to get what the interrogator
promised them. He did not promise them their liberty;
he did not promise them food to sate themselves. He
promised them -- if they signed -- uninterrupted
sleep! And, having signed, there was nothing in the
world that could move them to risk again such nights
and such days."


QUOTE #2. Rudy Giuliani campaigning in Iowa yesterday:

"And I see, when the Democrats are talking about
torture, they're not just talking about even this
definition of waterboarding, which again, if you look
at the liberal media and you look at the way they
describe it, you could say it was torture and you
shouldn't do it. But they talk about sleep
deprivation. I mean, on that theory, I'm getting
tortured running for president of the United States.
That's plain silly. That's silly."


QUOTE #3. From the State Department's 2006 country
report on Iran:

In recent years authorities have severely abused and
tortured prisoners in a series of "unofficial" secret
prisons and detention centers outside the national
prison system. Common methods included prolonged
solitary confinement with sensory deprivation ... long
confinement in contorted positions ... threats of
execution if individuals refused to confess ... SLEEP


Iran tortures. America doesn't.

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