Sesame Street is Torture?

Not  quite how we remember them…

A new documentary released by Al Jazeera exposes the use of children’s songs and heavy metal music to torture prisoners at Guantanamo Bay — a tactic that came about not long after President George W. Bush created the camp to detain prisoners in the “war on terror” against Al Qaeda.

“Sesame Street” songwriter Christopher Cerf spearheaded the film after discovering songs he wrote to teach kids how to read and write were being used as weapons of war. The report has launched the controversial interrogation method back into the spotlight.

According to the documentary, prisoners were strapped to chairs and played music — Metallica, AC/DC, Eminem, Barney and others — at loud volumes for hours or days on end.

Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby told reporters Thursday that the military uses music “as a disincentive,” but said it’s not torture.

“It’s done in a measured way, in keeping with our obligation and commitment to treating detainees humanely,” Kirby told the press, declining to comment on what specific music was played or if the method is still used today.

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