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Guantanomo Darkness Uncovered

Reported by Deborah - December 21, 2004

Before a report on the inhumane interrogation practices in Guantanomo recently reported by the FBI, a replay of Hannity's pre election interview of President Bush was shown to Hannity&Colmes viewers.This, hardly subtle, preparation for the Fox audience showed their noble leader in Hannity's adoring light, before the damning report that followed.

Mike Gallagher,in for Hannity, claimed that charges of humiliation were strange considering that these prisoners were trying to kill us and our children. Gallager wondered why "civil rights and ACLU types are always on the side of the bad guys"

Michael Gross, Civil Rights lawyer was loud and clear in his response stating that the FBI brought these charges and this was torture and not humiliation. Burning cigarettes in ears, choking and beating were some of the techniques cited in the FBI memos and all of this was sanctioned by the defense department and White House.
Gross added that after Abu Ghraib, the administration stressed that these were isolated actions by a few and they condemned the behavior.
Yet, this was going on then at Guantanomo to detainees who had not been charged and most of them later released.

Of course, the portion of the Bush interview shown before this report focused on the unfair attacks by Bush's opposition; possibility of nuclear attack in the US by terrorists;the hate and inhumanity of the terrorists. Was this preperation meant to make Fox viewers cheer the inhumanity at Guantanomo?

comment: There will come a time in the near future, when all the manipulation by Fox will be insufficient to counter the horrors that emerge about the last four years. People in this country are decent and humane and once they can actually accept the horrible truth, they will demand the truth and a new direction for this country.

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