Thursday, June 16, 2005

Jack Kelly on International Organizations with legitimate Gitmo gripes

Jack Kelly over at Irish Pennants (you do have him bookmarked and blogrolled, right?) has a wonderful take on the latest comparisons of Gitmo to the Nazis/Stalinists/Khmer Rouge. He's speaking in response to the ludicrous comparison made by Senator Dick Durbin on the Senate floor.

::::::::The Nazis killed millions in their concentration camps. The Soviets killed millions in theirs. Pol Pot murdered millions. Number of detainees at Gitmo who have died: zero. Number of detainees at Gitmo who have suffered serious injuries at the hands of of guards or interrogators: zero.

There is one international organization that has a legitimate beef with how we are running things at Gitmo: Weight Watchers. The average detainee has gained 18 lbs in custody, according to a spokesman for the joint task force there. This makes Gitmo the only POW camp in the history of the world where prisoners have gotten fat.
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Oh my God! Where's the ACLU now when we need them?!? SAVE THE DETAINEES FROM CELLULITE!!!!

He's completely correct, of course. No, not about the Weight Watchers&trade folks. The equalizing of Gitmo to Auschwitz or the gulag - they real gulag, not Amnesty International's publicity-stunt variant of the gulag - would be laugable if it didn't play into the hands of our enemies so easily. Durbin's playing the part of an idiot by engaging in that kind of crap.