6 June 2007

Godwinning the war

Tony Lagouranis, US army interrogator at Abu Ghraib, quoted in the Washington Post:

“At every point, there was part of me resisting, part of me enjoying,” Lagouranis said. “Using dogs on someone, there was a tingling throughout my body. If you saw the reaction in the prisoner, it’s thrilling.”

[…]

Then a soldier’s aunt sent over several copies of Viktor E. Frankel’s Holocaust memoir, “Man’s Search for Meaning.” Lagouranis found himself trying to pick up tips from the Nazis. He realized he had gone too far.

He has written a book describing his experiences in detail.

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