"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

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-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

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--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Torture by Overstuffing

It seems that Gitmo detainees are suffering so much under the regime of torture that they're getting fat:
The meals include meats prepared according to Islamic guidelines, fresh bread and yogurt. With nearly all detainees fasting in the daytime during Ramadan, authorities have arranged for two separate meals — a post-sunset meal and a midnight meal — to be delivered after dark. Traditional desserts and honey are served during the Ramadan observances. The calorie intake at Guantanamo is well above the norm for federal inmates in the United States — they receive about 2,900 calories a day, said U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Michael Truman. He said weight gain in the civilian system does not appear widespread and that most inmates "keep themselves in pretty good shape."

Got that? These jihadists are being fed better than our common criminals! But as we all know it is all bad ol' immoral America on display down there, using torture, depravity, and immoral means of all sorts against the detainees. It's definitely NOT "club Gitmo." I guess the temperature change method, the sleep deprivation, the loud music, the making them stand on their feet for a long time-- you know, all those horrible inhuman tactics that supposedly constitute "torture"-- really make them build up an appetite.

Some people need to get a grip on reality and stop living in their overly dramatized self-important, magisterial, made-up worlds.

2 comments:

Windypundit said...

This is why I don't blog about Guantanamo.

I'm against torturing prisoners, and I'll criticize those who are in favor of it.

However, whether or not there's actually torture going on at Guantanamo is a specific question of fact about specific prisoners and the specific things done to them. Good luck getting believable facts about this situation from anyone with an opinion---it's too much work for me.

faithmy said...

I have already booked my next vacation at Gitmo--it sounds just delish!!