Your editorial (“It’s not about the panties,” June 11) suggested I was making light of an FBI report describing interrogation techniques used at the terrorist detainee prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Your assessment couldn’t be farther from the truth. Since when is questioning the FBI’s criteria for conducting the interrogation of terrorists an act of frivolity? It’s dead serious, as were the points I made.
Placing women’s underwear on the heads of alleged terrorists, among other interrogation techniques, is not torture, and permitting the liberal left in this country to claim that it is undermines our efforts in the war against terrorism.
During the hearings, the panties example was not the only tactic I pointed out where the FBI was pompously wrong. However, it was the most absurd and deserved to be mentioned to underscore the dramatic difference between real torture and mere humiliation.