Daily Archives: September 20, 2006

Induced Hypothermia

Check out this I excerpted from a supposedly humorous weblog entry, Secret CIA interrogation techniques revealed!:

The Grauniad blows the lid off the mother:

Details emerged yesterday about the seven interrogation techniques the CIA is seeking to be allowed to apply to terror suspects… The techniques sought by the CIA are: induced hypothermia; forcing suspects to stand for prolonged periods; sleep deprivation; a technique called “the attention grab” where a suspect’s shirt is forcefully seized; the “attention slap” or open hand slapping that hurts but does not lead to physical damage; the “belly slap”; and sound and light manipulation.

All you want to do is blow up some infidels for Allah, but these pigs won’t let you sit down or take a nap or put on a sweater. If the blasphemers are feeling particularly American, they might even wrinkle your outfit. Or give you a pinkbelly! AAAAIIIEEEEEEEE!!!

[emphasis mine]

Oh yeah, hypothermia… ha ha ha ha, what a great laugh.

Yes, inducing hypothermia is akin to not letting someone put on a sweater. We Americans don’t torture, it’s only coercive interrogation.

(Hm, now I think I got an idea for satire of my own…)

[Just to be clear, I am being completely sarcastic when I say that hypothermia is funny.]