American Elephants

About Guantanamo. by The Elephant's Child
September 1, 2008, 7:59 pm
Filed under: Iraq, Media Bias, Military, Politics, Terrorism, The Constitution, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

Claims about the horrors of the mistreatment of the prisoners at Guantanamo continue to feature prominently in Democrat speeches.  The Landmark Legal Foundation fought to force the Pentagon to release the daily briefs of activities at the prison. Cassandra at Villainous Company has posted a typical one of the daily briefs as an example:

We had 3 significant activities last night; 691 balled up feces and threw it at the guard hitting him in the chest saying next time he would hit him in the mouth.  Next, as 155 was being taken to rec, he bit a guard on the arm until it bled….

Do read the whole thing. Landmark President Mark Levin points out why some access to the daily briefs is valuable:

Lawyers for the detainees have done a great job painting their clients as innocent victims of U.S. abuse when the fact is that these detainees, as a group, are barbaric and extremely dangerous, They are using their terrorist training on the battlefield to abuse our guards and manipulate our Congress and our court system.

Visitors to Guantanamo have consistently been amazed at the careful treatment of detainees, the  respect for the Muslim religion and the prison meals, far more interesting than the MREs eaten by the troops.  But those who desperately want to believe the worst will not be swayed. The Heritage Foundation took apart the claims of the UN Commission on Human Rights quite effectively.

It is always fascinating to behold the vast sympathy for the detainees at Guantanamo contrasted with the lack of sympathy for their victims, but there’s no accounting for the American media.

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