Friday, October 06, 2006

Proof Positive

This AP story pretty much proves that we've been beating prisoners senseless at Gitmo:

.....The lawyer sent the statement on behalf of a paralegal who said men she met on Sept. 23 at a bar on the base identified themselves to her as guards. The woman, whose name was blacked out, said she spent about an hour talking with them. No one was in uniform, she said.

A 19-year-old sailor referred to only as Bo "told the other guards and me about him beating different detainees being held in the prison," the statement said.
Yikes. Evidence just doesn't get more damaging than that. I mean, men have been known to lie in court, under oath; they've lied to their employers; they've lied to their wives... but they never lie to women in bars. That just doesn't happen. In fact, having been a man who has, on occasion, met women in bars, it's hard for me to remember a time when I may have even stretched the truth. No, you meet a woman in a bar, your mind goes directly into honesty mode. "Let me impress this woman with my honesty and integrity," your brain says to itself.

I saw this account and immediately knew that this guy, "Bo" , was indeed a brutal guard who just wanted to be straight with the young woman in question. There isn't a chance in hell that he was just a supply clerk, sitting there, in that bar, next to all the astronauts, race-car drivers, architects, and brain surgeons.


Party_of_Odd said...

Let's see, two men identified as GUARDS, two men identified as FORWARDS, and one really tall guy identified as the CENTER...and, yeah, they beat the pants off those poor Gitmo inmates. That's appalling! Outrageous! After all, the poor detainees probably never saw a basketball goal in their lives...

Anonymous said...

Now we know how to get those prisoners to talk. Just set them in a bar next to this woman. She'll have the truth in no time.

Grumpy Old Man said...

They all look like NY Times reporters by closing time. Ah that Devil Rum!