Giving Speedo swimshorts to Gitmo prisoners: a "serious transgression"

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12 Responses to “Giving Speedo swimshorts to Gitmo prisoners: a "serious transgression"”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The real issue is not the smuggling of Speedos, but of the poor budgies …

  2. Anonymous says:

    The real story here is the impossible circumstances under which attorneys are expected to represent these people. Absurd “security” restrictions, routine loss of paperwork, false accusations against the lawyers, etc. all make it at the least soul crushing for these attorneys to do their jobs. See this first-person account of what it’s like to represent someone at Gitmo: http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_librarian_blog/2007/08/first-person-re.html

  3. Anonymous says:

    Both articles are made of stretchy synthetics, so I have to wonder if their utility in hanging/strangling has anything to do with it.

  4. Antinous says:

    Are the guards giving fancy lingerie to the prisoners out of compassion or cuz they’re fixin’ to romance them?

  5. Andrew says:

    From the letter it seems they were asking them if they knew anything about it or had any information. Hardly an accusation if you ask me.

  6. Anonymous says:

    from the letter: “As with detainee ISN 239…”

    way to dehumanize them. they can’t have unauthorized underwear, and they can’t even have their names.

  7. mdhatter says:

    Commander Yossarian, I presume.

  8. Anonymous says:

    It’s pretty clear to me that Gitmo personnel must’ve given these clothing items to the prisoners. Under Armor is very popular with the US Armed Forces for wearing under uniforms…..and armor.

  9. jbang says:

    As someone who considers themselves a pinko-leftie, and who is very much not American… it’s hard not to just balk and wishfully wait for the US the be slammed into place by common sense, or a global community sick to death of the ongoing military blunder that is the War On Terror.

    Incompetance is one thing, but when it involves such vicious trampling of individuals’ rights… well. I pity US citizens who don’t actually agree with the War, or the rhetorical stance(s) the administration has taken over the past term and a half.

    I’d implore more people to vote in the next federal election… although who knows how many elligible voters ultimately agree with the shit-gurgler America appears to be going down.

    Stop the stupidity, already, and do something useful, something more morally sound with the US’ military might. God help us all.

  10. joe blough says:

    well you know, obviously its not about the contraband itself but the fact that something was smuggled in. if i were running a prison i’d be worried about that.

    still its pretty ridiculous for them to get their panties in a bunch over some underwear!

  11. Anonymous says:

    I guess they were illegal briefs

  12. Anonymous says:

    The lawyer’s response is priceless — the ability to point out someone’s obvious lack of logical thought and common sense without coming out and saying “you’re an idiot” is a rare and wonderful talent.

    Please keep us posted of any new developments!

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