Chatting with him afterward, we began talking about 'enhanced interrogation' techniques and the recently released memos. When the 'caterpillar' method was brought up, Dick began laughing uncontrollably.
Justice Department lawyers said the CIA could place Zubaydah in a cramped confinement box. Because Zubaydah appeared afraid of insects, they also authorized interrogators to place him in a box and fill it box with caterpillars (that tactic ultimately was not used).Cheney caught his breath momentarily and said, "Everyone envisions a fuzzy little worm..." He lost it again.
"Here's... here's what it... really... meant."
The Caterpillar Track-Type Tractor waste handling arrangement machines are purpose built for enhanced interrogative operations. Special guarding and cooling systems are standard on these machines to help them withstand the harsh operating conditions in Guantanamo.