Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Would O'Brian say this qualifies as a "true war story"?

Would this qualitfy as "how to tell a true war story"?

I know we barely touched on the parallels between Iraq and Vietnam yesterday. This article is well worth the read.

"The lead interrogator at the DIF had given me specific instructions: I was to deprive the detainee of sleep during my 12-hour shift by opening his cell every hour, forcing him to stand in a corner and stripping him of his clothes. Three years later the tables have turned. It is rare that I sleep through the night without a visit from this man. His memory harasses me as I once harassed him."