While reading Michael Isikoff’s piece on the Newsweek blog regarding the Club G’tmo detainees, I discovered an ironic twist of rich, chocolatey sweet, goodness all the way down at the end of the article.
Remember all of the whining, crying, protesting, and hand wringing about how the detainees at Club G’tmo were supposedly being mistreated in all sorts of ways? Yeah, it turns out that things are so bad there…the detainees want to stay.
Now, in a classic curve ball type twist of fate, the “horribly abused, totally miserable” detainees at G’tmo are, according to their lawyers, preparing to fight their transfer to the Land of Lincoln.
But the final irony is that many of the detainees may not even want to be transferred to Thomson and could conceivably even raise their own legal roadblocks to allow them to stay at Gitmo.
Yep, you read that right; the detainees want to stay down in G’tmo enjoying the sand, the surf, and the balmy ocean breezes. They like their three meals a day, running water, and interaction with one another. Turns out they like not being confined in high security SuperMax type conditions:
Falkoff notes that many of his clients, while they clearly want to go home, are at least being held under Geneva Convention conditions in Guantánamo. At Thomson, he notes, the plans call for them to be thrown into the equivalent of a “supermax” security prison under near-lockdown conditions.
One final point.
Club G’tmo earned it’s negative reputation largely because of the false reporting regarding a supposedly toilet flushed Koran…
Which “news” publication fabricated that story and passed it off as truth?