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Bushies Deaf to Torture By Music

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They’re a bunch of twisted sisters.

Bush, Cheney, Rummy and Gonzo, who authorized torture should have cells reserved for them at Gitmo after it’s closed and be treated to months of nonstop blaring music.

Heard often enough and loud enough, even the Star Spangled Banner would drive them crazy (like they’re not now), and make them hate the people who were doing that to them.

They can be joined by Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, who was the U.S. military commander in Iraq, and -- according to the AP -- authorized torture by music on Sept. 14, 2003, "to create fear, disorient ... and prolong capture shock."

Any sane person would suffer from “prolonged capture shock” after a week of being held captive incommunicado by the U.S. or any entity and not knowing why or for how long.

According to the AP, prisoners in Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo and other places were exposed to deafening music 20 hours a day for months for weeks and months on end.

If the prisoners were driven nuts by the incessant blaring of music, weren’t their guards made crazy by it, too? The best ear plugs in the world can’t shut out that kind of noise.

Talk about PTDS. I get it just thinking about it.

As much as many of us love “Bolero”, its composer Maurice Ravel hated it, because audiences demanded he play it at every concert.

Musicians are now banding together and requesting that the U.S. military cease and desist from play their music for the purpose of torture.

Especially outraged are Christopher Cerf and Bob Singleton, who wrote songs for Sesame Street, and were horrified at learning their music was being used for interrogation purposes.

Singleton, who composed I Love You for Barney told the AP that any music can become unbearable if played loudly for long stretches.

In an article for the Los Angeles Times Singleton said: It's absolutely ludicrous. A song that was designed to make little children feel safe and loved was somehow going to threaten the mental state of adults and drive them to the emotional breaking point?

Unlike musicians, such as Cerf, Singleton and Tom Morello, who is now on tour now, will feature moments of silence during his concerts, some twisted, sick musicians are proud that their music is used to drive prisoners over the edge of sanity and to the brink of suicide.

According to one detainee, he would have killed himself if only he had the means to do so.

Perhaps bassist Stevie Benton of Drowning Pool, and whose Bodies is a favorite of torturers, needs some not so gentle persuasion via water boarding to have a change of heart after telling “Spin“ magazine:

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Sandy Sand began her writing career while raising three children and doing public relations work for Women's American ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training). That led to a job as a reporter for the San Fernando Valley Chronicle, a (more...)

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