n.— «We were pretty much told that they were nobodies, that they were just enemy combatants. I think that giving them the distinction of soldier would have changed our attitudes toward them. A lot of it was based on racism, really. We called them hajis, and that psychology was really important.» —“Cuba Base Sent Its Interrogators To Iraqi Prison” by Douglas Jehl, Andrea Elliott in Afghanistan New York Times May 29, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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