Tuesday, March 18, 2008

You Might Not Want To Read This

"...They started talking to this man and at first he was talking “I’m just a taxicab driver, I did nothing.” He claims he’d never try to hurt US soldiers that he picked up the wrong people. Then he stopped talking. They turned the lights out and slammed the door and left him there while they went down to cell #4. This man had been so fucked that when they grabbed his foot through the cell bars he began screaming and crying. After praying to Allah he moans a constant short Ah, Ah every few seconds for the rest of the night. I don’t know what they did to this guy. The first one remained handcuffed for maybe 1 ½-2 hours until he started yelling for Allah. So they went back in and handcuffed him to the top bunk on either side of the bed while he stood on the side. He was there for a little over an hour when he started yelling again for Allah. Not many people know this shit goes on. The only reason I want to be there is to get the pictures and prove that the US is not what they think. But I don’t know if I can take it mentally. What if that was me in their shoes. These people will be our future terrorist. Kelly, its awful and you know how fucked I am in the head. Both sides of me think its wrong. I thought I could handle anything. I was wrong."

-Sabrina Harman
an M.P.at Abu Ghraib
(New Yorker March 23, 2008)


AArtVark said...

Dick Cheney was in Iraq the other day taking a victory lap for the fifth anniversary. He said everything is fine, just fine. Nothing to see there - go back to your homes.

You believe him, don't you?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this chilling, disturbing post...
I understand that MPs request more transfers than any other position in the armed forces. It must be a terrible job.
It begs the question that every American should be asking, "Why are we there?"

Anonymous said...

BTW, I like your new photo-