The first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be convicted by an American military tribunal will be released from prison on Saturday -- but six years of harsh treatment in US custody leave him ill-prepared to readjust to normal life, a psychologist says.
Australian-born David Hicks, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2001, plead guilty earlier this year to charges of providing material support for al- Qaeda terrorists. As part of his plea deal, Hicks was transferred to Australia to serve out the remainder of his sentence.
He should drop to his knees and thank Allah that he is still alive, since he fought with al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.
The Psych Doc also said...
"In some very restrictive regimes, and Guantánamo Bay will fall into that category, the environments are actually designed to break people down," said Ogloff. "There's no long term goal of rehabilitating people or having them return to the community. So the issues that the individual faces is, in fact, being broken into pieces and having to really be put back together."
"The become very anxious and nervous," he said. "The vast majority of people develop headaches, have problems sleeping, become angry and irritable, have emotional mood swings, high degrees of depression."
Let me clear up for you there Doc that the JTF in Gitmo is not in the business of running a reform school. These are not some kids who spray painted some cars or T.P'ed the football coaches house. They are cold blooded killers who run and hide behind women and children in order to not have us drive a JDAM right up their ass.
We are not handing out coloring books and directing them to their anger management class. We are interrogating them in order to get information from them. So I don't give a giant shit what happened to this guy.
If he has mood swings and his head hurts, then he should take a Paxil and a couple aspirin and shut the fuck up.
I don't care that this asshole complains about being beaten, or has headaches.
Waterboard him twice before you let him loose....