Detainees Being Tortured By Lee Greenwood & Toby Keith
Guantanamo, Cuba - Detainees at Guantanamo continued their hunger strike into the second week as a protest against what they say is the inhumane treatment they are receiving at the hands of their American interrogators. In particular, the detainees are upset with the latest change in interrogation techniques which now includes alternating waterboarding with forced exposure to Lee Greenwood and Toby Keith songs played at a high volume.
Many of the detainees have said that they consider the waterboarding a cruel form of torture but that it pales in comparison to the music of Greenwood and Keith which they claim is a punishment that no man should have to endure. On the other hand, interrogators believe they have found the most effective tool for breaking their prisoners and extracting information.
One interrogator who wished to remain anonymous said, "Hell, every time we crank up the volume on Lee Greenwood and Toby Keith the detainees just fall apart and start blabbing like little babies. They'll do anything just to get us to turn off the music. Funny thing is, we tried everything, sleep deprivation, extreme stress positions, waterboarding, prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures. Nothing and I mean nothing, works like Lee Greenwood and Toby Keith. As for me and the other interrogators, we wear earplugs so it doesn't bother us at all."
This change in interrogation techniques is not without its critics. Several lawyers familiar with international law have said that forcing the detainees to listen to the music of Lee Greenwood and Toby Keith is clearly cruel and inhumane treatment under the Geneva Conventions.