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REVEALED: Guantanamo Detainees Drugged in "Pharmacologic Waterboarding" Program

Controversial Drug Given to All Guantanamo Detainees Akin to "Pharmacologic Waterboarding"

A two-month investigation lead by Truthout's Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye reveals for the first time that the Defense Department forced all "war on terror" detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison to take a high dosage of a controversial antimalarial drug, mefloquine, an act that an Army public health physician called "pharmacologic waterboarding."

The US military administered the drug despite Pentagon knowledge that mefloquine caused severe neuropsychiatric side effects, including suicidal thoughts, hallucinations and anxiety. The drug was used on the prisoners whether they had malaria or not.

Interviews with mefloquine and malaria experts and a review of peer-reviewed journals and hundreds of pages of government documents show there were no preexisting cases where mefloquine was ever prescribed for mass presumptive treatment of malaria. The use of the drug in this manner may have violated a provision in the anti-torture statute related to "mind altering substances or other procedures" that "profoundly disrupts the senses or the personality."

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How many convictions?

How many convictions has the government won against the alleged terrorists held at Gitmo or anywhere else? How many convictions?

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The sickness of Bush continues with Obama: sickos

Side-effects:

Mefloquine may have severe and permanent adverse side effects. It is known to cause severe depression, anxiety, paranoia, aggression, nightmares, insomnia, seizures, birth defects[citation needed], peripheral motor-sensory neuropathy,[4] vestibular (balance) damage and central nervous system problems.[5] Central nervous system events occur in up to 25% of people taking Lariam, such as dizziness, headache, insomnia, and vivid dreams.[6] A This American Life broadcast entitled "Contents Unknown" tells the story of an American who lost his memory while working in India as a result of mefloquine prophylaxis.[7]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mefloquine

the evil twins: drug war and foreign policy

now all can see how hand-in-iron-fisted-glove these u.s. policies are!!!
i had kept myself emotionally stable while hearing and seeing all the horrors done at gitmo and abroad in the name of 'fighting terror(when all our military was doing was helping to spread it)'
and i had held back the tears when g.w.bush was making the highly public book-signing rounds while successfully defending torture as a victory of security but THEN THIS ...i lost control of myself for a second and the saltwater poured out. god help the already paralyzed morality of my countrymen

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demonic bastards

And Rand says let's keep at it???

THAT is insanity. Gitmo is America's heart of darkness.

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Unable to?

Sure they can. This is a trifle. It's their responsibility to make amends and let the chips fall where they may. To say Yemen won't take them or whatever...oh well. I'm not letting Obama off the hook that easily.

Just lke the anti-depressants we give the soldiers.

"The US military administered the drug despite Pentagon knowledge that mefloquine caused severe neuropsychiatric side effects, including suicidal thoughts, hallucinations and anxiety."

And our children.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

uh-huh. "its to keep our children safe"

they'll DRUG OUR SOLDIERS, PUT TERRORISTS ON AIRPLANES, PUT OUR HANDS INSIDE YOUR PANTS, LEAVE THE BORDER OPEN, GROPE YOUR CHILDREN(teach them its ok to have strangers see them and everyone naked), MANDATE BRAINDAMAGE of all our children through vaccines, food, fleuride, and public misinfo, KILL YOUR KID'S CREATIVITY THRU MANDATING STANDARDIZATION, POISON THEIR ETHICS BY ERASING GOD FROM THEIR 7-2:30, 5 DAYS-A-WEEK CHILDHOOD FROM AGE 5 TO 22+ AND MUCH MORE!!!!!!

AND ITS ALWAYS TO HELP AND PROTECT OUR CHILDREN

WAKE THE BLEEP UP NOWWWW

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Yes

good point.