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Mar 16, 2007
Focus: Human Rights
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The story of U.S. Army interrogator Tony
Lagouranis

By John Conroy

He tortured detainees for information he admits they rarely had. Since
leaving Iraq he’s taken this story public, doing battle on national television

against the war’s architects for giving him the orders he regrets he obeyed.


03/13/07 "Chicago Reader"
 -- TONY LAGOURANIS DOESN’T fit the profile of a person likely to go
wrong by following orders. He’s lived a footloose life unconstrained by a
desire for professional advancement, for the approval of superiors, even for a comfortable home.

A freethinker, he read the great works of Western civilization in college and mastered classical languages. It was his desire to learn Arabic as well that took him to Iraq.

And there, as an army interrogator, he tortured detainees for information he admits they rarely had. Since leaving Iraq he’s taken this story public, doing battle on national television against the war’s architects for giving him the orders he regrets he obeyed.


http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/871/2/

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JUST A FEW "BAD APPLES", HUH? 

Lagouranis says the MPs were “willing and enthusiastic participants in all this stuff. A lot of the guys that we worked with were former prison guards or they were reservists who were prison guards in their civilian life. They loved it. They totally wanted to be involved in interrogations. It actually was a problem sometimes. I remember I would be standing guard at three in the morning outside of the shipping container with a prisoner inside and people would come by and they would know what was going on because they could hear the [loud] music and maybe see the [strobe] lights. And they’d want to join in. So I’d have four sergeants standing around me, and I’m a specialist, and they want to go and %#&!*% the guy up, and I would have to control these guys who outrank me and outnumber me and they have weapons and I don’t—because I’m guarding a prisoner I don’t have a weapon. It got really hairy sometimes and I couldn’t call for help because there was nobody around. I remember at one point the MPs came over from the facility and they were banging on the shipping container, one guy got on top and he was jumping up and down, they were throwing rocks at it, they were going inside and yelling at the guy. And I was like, ‘How do I control this situation?’”

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PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PASS THIS ARTICLE AROUND TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW, BOTH ON AND OFF OF CARE2, EVERYWHERE ON THE ENTIRE INTERNET.


ATTORNEY GENERAL GONZALES IS UNDER FIRE RIGHT NOW FOR THE POLITICAL FIRING OF PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS THAT DIDN'T CARRY OUT THE REPUG PARTY LINE.


ATTORNEY GENERAL GONZALES SHOULD EQUALLY BE UNDER FIRE FOR ALLOWING, ENCOURAGING, INSTIGATING THE TORTURE OF MEN AND OF WOMEN AND OF CHILDREN, THE SODOMIZING OF YOUNG BOYS, AS CAUGHT ON TAPES THE PUBLIC HASN'T SEEN YET.


GONZALES IS RESPONSIBLE. HE SHOULD LOSE HIS JOB, THEN BE TRIED IN AN INTERNATIONAL COURT JUST AS THE NAZI TORTURERS AND MURDERERS WERE.


PLEASE READ AND FORWARD THIS ARTICLE
. EVERYWHERE. THEN WRITE YOUR CONGRESSPEOPLE AND BRING THE FULL WEIGHT OF JUSTICE DOWN ON BUSH'S PAL, ATTORNEY GENERAL GONZALES.


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