'overly aggressive, too persistent'
When I see the words overly aggressive and persistent, I think of terrorists. They stop at nothing. They won't be deterred. They are committed to their cause, the only way to stop them is to kill them.
Susan Crawford, appointed by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as the convening authority of military commissions, believes that Mohammed al Qahtani, a Saudi national held at Guantanamo Bay, was the victim of 'overly aggressive, too persistent' interogation techniques and therefore he won't be prosecuted.
Keep in mind that Crawford herself believes Qahtani would have been involved in 9/11 but was denied entry to the United States in August '01. Mohammed Atta, remember him? Atta went to Orlando to pick Qahtani up at the airport but some smart immigration inspector said no. He was later captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan.
"There's no doubt in my mind he would've been on one of those planes had he gained access to the country in August 2001," Crawford said of Qahtani. "He's a muscle hijacker. . . . He's a very dangerous man. What do you do with him now if you don't charge him and try him? I would be hesitant to say, 'Let him go.' "Sleep deprivation, isolation, insulting his mother and sister, strip searches, wearing women's undergarments... This is fraternity hazing, not torture. Of course, Qahtani did suffer some medical problems -- he was hospitalized twice with bradycardia, where the heart beats fewer than 60 beats a minute -- but he received top-notch medical care. Anyway, it's Obama's call what happens next.
My question is, why is this guy still alive? We should have killed him and disposed of him long ago.