First, can someone translate: "did not comport with the spirit of the principles set forth in the Geneva Conventions," which require humane treatment of prisoners." into a known language?
Having done so, how does the following:
Formica said, for example, that the forces used five interrogation techniques that were allowed at one point but had been rescinded by then: sleep or food deprivation, yelling and loud music, forcing detainees to remain in stressful physical positions and changing environmental conditions - which could include making their locations too hot or too cold.constitute "abuse" in any meaningful sense?
Food deprivation (actually bread and water)
Yelling and loud music
Forcing detainees to remain in stressful physical positions
Changing environmental conditions
Perhaps the writer should go through what is known as "Basic Combat Training" in the Army or "Boot Camp" in the Marines. Had she done so she would not have been able to type that paragraph without collapsing in laughter.
This is it? This is the "abuse"? 17 days of bread and water?
The saddest part about this report is that the brass in the Pentagon responded to it with other than ridicule. No wonder this war is taking so long.
Get a grip. Try and be worthy of the men you "command".
This ain't Miss Elizabeth's Finishing School