Monday, October 30, 2006

For The Detained, Life At Gitmo "Not ALL That Bad," Sez US DoD Official

Which is probably a good thing, inasmuchas more than three-quarters of the detainees there now may spend the whole rest of their lives there, in dentention.

“If US prisoners saw the detention regime these people are in, they’d be knocking down the door to get into Gitmo,” said Cully Stimson, the Defence Department’s assistant secretary of defence for detainee affairs, on one of his regular trips to the base last week...Detainees are segregated by their level of “compliance,” and most are considered not fully compliant. That label determines what colour uniform they wear-from white for fully compliant to tan and orange for different levels of non compliance. It determines whether a man lives alone or with nine others, as well as what kind of tooth brush he gets and whether the mat on top of his concrete or metal bed is 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick or four (10 cm). One of the few things not affected by compliance level is the daily “voluntary” interrogation.

Yet another step in the development of 'democracy' that makes a fella proud to be an American...

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