Could Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Use a Drug Class?

by Mike Miller October 24, 2012

I have to admit that the headline to this blog entry is somewhat misleading. One might think that the detainees at Guantanamo Bay have access to illegal drugs (like prisoners in most American prisons – although I have no idea how these drugs are actually smuggled in) and have addiction issues.

Actually I am talking about the use of drugs by the US military to get detainees to spill their guts. As reported in

New evidence has emerged that all Guantanamo Bay detainees, including David Hicks, were drugged involuntarily with a substance that has a long history as a truth serum.

Recently declassified US documents revealing medical procedures have shown that scopolamine was administered to all detainees taken to the Cuban detention center. How do you feel about this? I will admit that I don’t feel the least bit bad about it.

Of course the US military does not admit they were using the scopolamine to get detainees to open up about their terrorist activities, but claim to have administered the drug medicinally to prevent motion sickness.

However, US military experts have said that scopolamine is not recommended for motion sickness because of its severe side effects.

The US government has not responded to questions by The Sun-Herald about drugs given involuntarily to detainees.

As with many things going on at “G Bay” there is a lot of smoke and a lot of mirrors. However, it has been revealed without a doubt that Hicks and other detainees were drugged against their will with unknown substances and that detainees' medical records were incomplete, with the names and dosages of drugs removed.

I certainly support our government in its fight against terrorism and do not mind drugs being used to help get “prisoners” to reveal the truth.

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