British Interrogators Banned From Shouting at Terrorists

Liberals have arrived at a clever technique for ridding the world of torture. They are defining the word downward toward the point where everything is torture. If everything is torture, then nothing is torture. Voilà: no more torture.

Idiotic, I know, but it is the only way I can ascribe benevolent motives to Dianne Feinstein’s biased and irresponsible “torture” report, which characterizes even mild interrogation techniques as torture and then invites the world to hate America over them.

Other moonbats are pushing the envelope further still. Now even raising your voice to a terrorist constitutes torture. I’m serious:

British soldiers have “lost their capability” to interrogate terrorist insurgents because of strict new rules on questioning that even ban shouting in captives’ ears, military chiefs have warned.

The rules — detailed in court papers obtained by The Telegraph — also prevent military intelligence officers from banging their fists on tables or walls, or using “insulting words” when interrogating a suspect.

You could hardly ask if a terrorist slept well without violating the rules. Consequently, there is

concern that the rules can be so easily breached — especially given the pressure under which soldiers are operating — that military personnel will be left exposed to legal claims and possible disciplinary action.

No interrogation that is likely to be effective is permitted.

“There must be no intimidation of any kind,” state the rules.

Court of Appeal judges provide an example of a violation:

They said the “most striking example” of a breach of the policy was when an interrogator “suddenly moved forward from a crouching position so that his face was right in front of the captured person’s. This was physically intimidating.”

Once a breach has occurred, terrorists can cash in at the expense of British taxpayers.

The [Ministry of Defense] has paid out millions of pounds in compensation and costs to hundreds of Iraqis who complained that they were illegally detained and tortured by British forces. The payouts followed legal rulings that abuse cases can be brought in Britain.

Considering that frightening a terrorist by standing up too fast presumably now qualifies as “torture,” British lawyers should have no problem finding clients among welfare colonists who make their way into the country from Iraq.

Ever get the impression that our rulers are on our enemies’ side?

Hopefully people remember all this when the next major Muslim terror attack inevitably occurs.

On tips from Dean D and Jester. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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