U.S. Military Using METALLICA And DROWNING POOL As Instruments Of Coercion In Iraq

U.S. military units have been breaking Saddam supporters with long sessions in which they're forced to listen to heavy metal and children's songs, according to Newsweek. "Trust 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 METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" and DROWNING POOL's "Bodies" from the Vin Diesel "XXX" movie soundtrack. "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 "Sesame Street" theme and some of purple dinosaur Barney's crooning.

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