Friday, October 22, 2004


We have seen this year shocking stories of torture at the Abu Ghraib prison. Those responsible at the scene have been, or will be, punished. So far, no action has been taken against those up the chain of command in Iraq and in Washington, D.C. There have also been charges condemning the the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

There is a need to conduct interrogation to obtain intelligence information. However, this military goal does not justify abusive treatment such as attack dogs and physical humiliation. There is a better way.

The sure way to elicit confessions and intelligence disclosure - subject the prisoner to a constant and continuing pledge drive broadcast. In some cases it may take an hour, in some cases 2 or 3 hours, but this method is guaranteed to make the prisoner break down. Where necessary, interpreters will be provided - in rotating shifts to prevent mental injury.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004



Apparently tiring of defending against constant attack by the Bush campaign, Senator John Kerry has moved to the offense. Over the past several weeks he has taken President Bush to task for the mess in Iraq, warned of the dangers of Social Security privatization, and implied that the country might face a military draft in January.

Speaking to an audience of seniors in Florida, President vigorously denied that he would cut Social Security benefits in any way. With respect to Iraq, Bush claimed that the presence of the Al Qaeda operatives that are now in Iraq proves that Iraq was not a “diversion” from the war on terror, as stated by Kerry.

Mr. Bush refuted the charge that any draft would be instituted, saying that as long that he was president, there would never, never, be a military draft. He added, however, that
there would be mandatory church attendance.