There has been a lot of talk about the "crisis" in Guantanamo Bay, and frankly, I want to throw up over it. The liberals want us to cave to the terrorists, who were instructed to claim torture if captured.
As Dirty Harry has posted, it is not just liberals. Bill Kristol, Editor of The Weekly Standard, on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace agreed that Guantanamo Bay should be shut down. Others who have weighed: Michelle Malkin Little Green Footballs
Why would conservatives, especially someone like Bill Kristol, cave to the liberals on this issue? Especially, as John Hinderaker of Powerline has pointed out in a June 6th article there has not been anything that stands out in terms of abuse. Here are some examples Hinderaker uses, taken from a report by General Hood.
On 18 AUG 03, two detainees complained that the guards had violated the Koran search policy when they touched the surgical masks used to hang detainee Korans from cell walls during a security, safety, and welfare inspection. The incident was recorded in the electronic blotter system. The guards stated in the blotter log that they were not violating Koran search policy because they did not actually touch the Koran when they squeezed and felt for bulges in the surgical masks. The SOP in place at the time of the incident did not address searching the Koran through the masks.
On 18 AUG 03, at 1220 hours, a guard conducted a routine search of a detainee's cell. During the search, the guard accidentally knocked the detainee's Koran out of its holder (a surgical mask) and onto his bunk. The block NCO responded to the cell and explained to the detainee that the incident was an accident. The ICRC asked MG Miller, Commander JTF-GTMO, about the incident during a meeting on 09 OCT 03. MG Miller told the ICRC that he had investigated the incident and determined it to be an accident. A guard recorded the incident in sworn statement.
Is this the "gulag of our time," as Amnesty International would like people to believe? Is this another Hanoi Hilton?