January 11, 2008, - 12:09 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Today is the sixth anniversary of the first transfer of detainees to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
And that’s cause for celebration, not protest–the way Amnesty International is marking the auspicious occasion.
What isn’t cause for celebration are these facts, which are reality because of the ACLU, Amnesty International, and other whiners for whom this is still not good enough:
* Islamic terrorists at Gitmo are better fed than most Americans–with gourmet meals three times a day.
* They have the best medical care in the world.
* They have the best lawyers money–and the Saudis and Gulf states and the ACLU–can buy.
* They have the best workout facilities with state-of-the-art gym equipment.
* Their library has about as much Harry Potter material as my local public library, perhaps more.
* And they are freer to practice Islam in this “prison” than in any other place in the world.
* The detainees at Gitmo–unlike in the rest of the Islamic world–need not worry about the Shi’ite v. Sunni divide. It’s just them against the evil infidels and “Zionists.”
Yes, despite all of these things, Amnesty International is holding worldwide whining sessions, when AI doesn’t even treat its own employees as well as America treats terrorists who plot to kill them.
The only thing we should be protesting, today, are these things:
* that this class of hardened killers is treated better than all others in America, complete with La-Z-Boy chairs.
* that they are being released to kill again, all over the world.
* that President Bush has never had the cojones to stand up for the reality amidst the fiction we are told about Gitmo and even he has repeatedly joined calls for its closing (sounds like “I voted for it before I voted against it.”)
* that so many politicians have called for the closing of this prison in which murderers of Americans and chauffeurs of Bin Laden are treated better than many Americans who’ve never ever committed a crime.
Happy Anniversary, Gitmo Detainees. You aren’t rotting at Gitmo. But I pray that you Rot In Hell.
Gitmosis . . . Catch it.
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