Discussion about torture, Iraq and Afghanistan05/20/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
Today we opened the program to phone calls from listeners. Host Rob Lorei started the program by playing a soundclip from CNN in which an attorney for a former detainee at Guantanamo said her client had been tortured at Guantanamo and that the extent of torture in U.S. secret prisons had not yet been revealed.
During the live call-in segment, a combat veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars described his experience. He affirmed that he witnessed cases of torture and unwarranted killing of civilians while he served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also said that in his experience, a combatant would never reveal the truth while being tortured. He said on several ocassions he witnessed people being tortured who gave false information.