MUSIC IS HELL
MSNBC reports that US forces are using bad music to
torture persuade Iraqis to talk:
Your parents aren’€™t the only ones who hate your music–some Iraqis hate it, too. U.S. military units have been breaking Saddam supporters with long sessions in which they’€™re forced to listen to heavy-metal and childrenÃ¢€™s songs. “€œTrust me, it works,”€ says one U.S. operative.
THE IDEA, says Sgt. Mark Hadsell, is to break a subject’€™s resistance by annoying that person with what some Iraqis would consider culturally offensive music. The songs that are being played include “€œBodies”€ from the Vin Diesel “€œXXX”€ movie soundtrack and Metallica’€™s “Enter Sandman.” “These people haven’€™t heard heavy metal before,”€ he explains. “They can’t take it.” Few people could put up with the sledgehammer riffs of Metallica, and kiddie songs aren’€™t that much easier, especially when selections include the “€œSesame Street”€ theme and some of purple dinosaur BarneyÃ¢€’s crooning.
At least we’re not using rap. That would make us no better than the terrorists.