Saturday, August 09, 2003

Camp Delta

This article from the Guardian will not make for enjoyable reading for all those people shedding tears about the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

Conditions are apparently far removed from the torture chambers that many people in the media would like us to believe. The mothers of 8 Russian detainees have "begged" Washington not to return their sons to Russia to face terror charges. One detainee wrote home saying, "there is no health resort in Russia that can compare".

I always suspected that the truth of what was going on in Guantanamo was much less harsh than the Pentagon wanted us to believe. The threat of being sent to Gitmo is obviously going to become meaningless if too much of this gets out. Instead, you'll have all sorts of non-combatants surrendering, claiming they're Osama's right-hand man.