Sunday, June 11, 2006

Harris, the commander of Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says that the inmates who committed suicide did not do so out of despair. On the contrary, it was an act of war against the US:
"They are smart. They are creative, they are committed," he said.
"They have no regard for life, either ours or their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us."
Too bad they're dead now, and can't be punished for waging war against the American "culture of life". Maybe mainland Cuba should be bombed for harboring those terrorists. And what's so smart and creative about hanging oneself with a bedsheet? I think they did it because they are sick of wearing orange jumpsuits and smoking Marlboros; they just long for a jallabiyah and a nargileh. Surely its not because they've lost hope after four years of living in a cage, blindfolded, beaten, humiliated with no recourse to due process and other legal protections. No, they're too "smart" and "creative" to be bogged down by the absence of petty creature comforts such as dignity, decent housing, freedom of movement, self-determination, etc.

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