Given my years long association with musicians and my nearly as long concern about torture, I don’t know why I didn’t think about musicians demanding that their music not be used to psychologically torture people.
Sure, any number of people can say that Barney or Metallica makes them crazy, but that is just a form of speech.
If I were a musician or a composer, I would loath having my music used to torture anyone, no matter who they were.
By using the music they did, the Defense Department and the CIA have little respect for our culture. I don’t see any Country & Western songs on that line up. Does that mean that listening to Toby Keith or any other C&W “artists” might not supply the ‘punch’ the torturers were looking for, unlike BARNEY songs (i.e. they are too wimpy)?