May 31st, 2012
09:41 PM ET

Barney song used as torture?

The Pentagon confirmed Thursday something that many of us have suspected for years. According to the Defense Department's Captain John Kirby, music is regularly used to punish prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

It's believed the Pentagon forced prisoners at Gitmo to listen to "Barney" for 24 straight hours. According to a U.S. service member involved in psychological operations.

"Your brain and body functions start to slide, your train of thought slows down and your will is broken," U.S. service member.

The Pentagon says it's not torture.

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  1. Frank Andolino

    Good grief Erin. You have juicy stories like the "McCarran-Ferguson Act" that would open the opportunity for federal regulations on insurance companies but you wont since you work for the top 1% and instead will do these stupid fluff pieces. Good grief.

    August 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  2. thetruckinglife

    Erin! what have you been doing? 😉

    confess to nothing, not even in a church.

    June 3, 2012 at 10:21 am | Reply
  3. Robert Eastwood

    Erin, many individuals at many agencies know that not only is torture bad for those using it, but ineffective. And many are trying to help interrogators learn not to use methods that do not work, and worse, harm the very people using such methods. Information that is coerced is unreliable why it is not used as evidence.

    A song to help some interrogators learn methods to communicate with people, or help people communicate.

    Here Comes The Rain – Eurythmics

    And I am due beer and travel money.

    Robert Eastwood

    June 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Reply

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