Topic: "Play It Again, Sam"
Hidden amongst all the diatribe about the treatment of prisoners is a true indication of just how bad things have gotten. Frodo took note of a single entry in a long article describing the interrogation methods used by representatives of "the coalition." Did you, dear reader, know that incessantly repeated music is played for the captives? Frodo would like to discuss the methodology before he discloses who the artists happen to be that are so utilized.
Imagine if music were used by everyone in order to influence the behavior of individuals held against their will. The late "Tookie" Williams, terminated by the State of California, would probably have been forced to listen all the way up to the end to The Captain & Tenille, or at least to Donny & Marie Osmond. "Scooter" Libby would deservedly sit through the countless musings of Rod McKuen ("Listen to the Warm"). Ken Lay would sit through hours of Joel Grey & Liza Minnelli singing "Money Makes The World Go 'Round." Certainly former California Congressman "Duke" Cunningham would become cooperative after memorizing all the words to Elvis' classic "Jailhouse Rock."
Ah, but the larger question does beg. What music has been used to drum information from the minds of these former soldiers of the Taliban; these former Baathist supporters of Saddam; these al Qaeda mutants; these unidentified combatants?
"Eminem" and "Dr. Dre" are the exclusive artists for this less than appreciative audience. Something like the following might emanate from either of this dynamic duo:
"Oh his name is Osama,
He play a funky game.
He bopped on da Bushman,
His hut went up in flame."
The International Red Cross is investigating, and well they should. Frodo can't help but wonder if the Department of Defense is paying royalties?