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Bush Tortures Detainees: 1,000 Calorie Diet Plan

As stated in the New York Times and The Huffington Post, President Bush turned to Slim Fast and Jenny Craig to rationalize the use of dietary manipulation on detainees.
From The Huffington Post:
In a footnote to a May 10, 2005, memorandum from the Office of Legal Council, the Bush attorney general’s office argued that restricting the caloric intake of terrorist suspects to 1000 calories a day was medically safe because people in the United States were dieting along those lines voluntarily.
“While detainees subject to dietary manipulation are obviously situated differently from individuals who voluntarily engage in commercial weight-loss programs, we note that widely available commercial weight-loss programs in the United States employ diets of 1000 kcal/day for sustain periods of weeks or longer without requiring medical supervision,” read the footnote. “While we do not equate commercial weight loss programs and this interrogation technique, the fact that these calorie levels are used in the weight-loss programs, in our view, is instructive in evaluating the medical safety of the interrogation technique.”

What, my friends, does that say about America’s obsession with diets, and about those who choose to ‘torture’ themselves by striving to follow a 1,000 calorie per day plan? Is your diet plan torture?
Food for thought.
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  • Marylynn

    If left-winger Arianna Huffington is your “reliable” source for information, your comments are meaningless. Besides, dietary supplements are far from torture. Would you have these terrorists served steak and lobster, to make sure their protein levels are where they should be? I’m very disappointed to see your article on what I thought was a Christian website.

  • Anne

    And I am very disappointed to see you seem to think that torture is okay by Christian ethics. Look I understand that the people being held are our enemies, but they are still human beings. When we engage in torture and cruelty; how are we still be better than our enemies. Democracy and freedom come with harsh responsibilities. We must treat our enemies better than they would treat us.

  • John

    I belileve we already treat our enemies much better than they treat us. We don’t deliberately fly airplanes into building where we know the inhabitants are primarily civilians. And, we don’t behead them. The tactics used in the enhanced interigation only scared them, not killed them.

  • Cat Vess

    I think prisoners should live on bread and water. Why are we so worried about treating these people right when all they want to do is kill us and everyone around us! I thought that this was a weight loss site with info about weight loss strategies, but somehow the Liberal agenda has squeezed its way into even this! When he moves them into your backyard – are you going to have them over for dinner?

  • Jason

    This is hilarious. There are people in the world that would do a lot of unspeakable things to each other for the privilege of 1000 calories a day!

  • Becky Stone

    I don’t think that Janice is voicing an opinion about torture. She’s telling us that we might be torturing ourselves by following a 1,000 a day diet plan. She’s asking us to ‘think’ about it!!!! You guys are missing the point.
    Think about how we treat ourselves; think about health; think about how we treat ourselves.
    Read it again. All the way through, this time.

  • Bev

    Hmmmm…. Slim Fast used for prisoners – really?! Who’d have guessed?! When I’ve tried to use health shakes as meal replacements, I’ve felt tortured! I so love “real” food.
    I’m embarrassed to say I’ve actually enjoyed the taste of some “mystery meats” and frozen meals with more chemicals than food, but I’m grossed-out by the thought of my poor body getting more chemcials than food. So I indulge less in convenience foods and spend more time preparing real foods. I trust my body will appreciate that – and I do not feel tortured!

  • Patricia

    In WWII, the Michigan Starvation Experiment limited men to 1600 calories a day, with quite a few harmful effects, including both physical and mental deterioration. One man chopped off his fingers! Calorie deprivation in the extreme is very harmful.
    I guess John is not aware of the many prisoners we killed while torturing them. The “we just scared them” meme is easily disproven.

  • Colon Cleansers Reviews Guy

    This is totally unacceptable.
    How can someone live with just 1000 calorie a day? I don’t think even a kids can live!!

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