Tuesday, May 20, 2003

War Crime Alert: US Army PsyOps (Psychological Operations) forces interrogating recalcitrant Iraqi prisoners are using offensive Western music to break down their resistance, including songs fom Barney the Purple Dinosaur. This method is apparently extremely effective. As one US operative said, "In training, they forced me to listen to the Barney 'I Love You' song for 45 minutes. I never want to go through that again..." According to the article, "Amnesty International, said such tactics may constitute torture - and coalition forces could be in breach of the Geneva Convention." (Thanks to Charlie Nichols for the link.)