Sunday, November 1, 2009

Suddenly Guantanamo Is Looking Good

Remember all the whining about how terrible the Guantanamo prison was, and how we needed to close it because it was damaging America's image? Most of the criticism of the facility was just typical anti-American propaganda, facilitated by useful idiots within our own country. Now it turns out that even the prisoners prefer to stay, rather than be transferred to a a U.S. prison. No wonder. This is what it's like at Guantanamo.
The 221 remaining inmates receive between four and 20 hours outdoor recreation in the Caribbean sun and anything from weekly to almost unlimited access to DVDs and receive three newspapers (USA Today, plus one Egyptian and one Saudi Arabian title) twice a week. Every bed has an arrow pointing towards Mecca and every cell a prayer rug.
Apparently these conditions extend even to the worst of the bunch.
"generally speaking the rules are about the same" for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-confessed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, and the 15 other "high value detainees", who are held at Camp 7, which is out of bounds to the media.

Isn't it nice that a piece of human garbage like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed -- who should have long since been executed -- is enjoying better conditions than the average U.S. citizen convicted of a non-violent crime like smuggling marijuana?

As the article notes, things are much different in a U.S. supermax facility. It's no surprise that staying at Guantanamo would be preferable.

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