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Playing Games at Gitmo

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The human rights crowd is right: Life is hard for a Guantanamo Bay detainee. The deprivation is unspeakable. According to the facility's "cultural adviser," their brains have not been "stimulated" enough. So this Thanksgiving, America is drawing up plans to provide the 250 or so suspected jihadists at the "notoriously Spartan" detention camp with basic sustenance including, as reported by the Miami Herald, movie nights, art classes, English language lessons and "Game Boy-like" electronic devices.

Next up: Wii Fit, Guitar Hero, Sudoku, People magazine and macrame. Anything less would be uncivilized.

On a deadly serious note, the detainees aren't the only ones playing games at Gitmo. Some top legal advisers and supporters of Barack Obama, whose name detainees chanted on election night, are now rethinking the president-elect's absolutist campaign position on shutting the center down and flooding our mainland courts with every last enemy combatant designee. Yes, reality bites. And Democrats must now grapple with the very real possibility that an Obama administration could potentially release a Gitmo denizen who would turn around and commit mass terrorist acts on American soil or abroad.

Nothing clarifies the mind like a jihadi boomerang. Never before have an administration and its followers matured so quickly in office — and they haven't even taken office yet.

While Obama paid lip service to the "Close the Gitmo gulag!" agenda on "60 Minutes" over the weekend, his kitchen cabinet is proceeding more pragmatically. Believe it or not, the Obama crowd is now contemplating a preventive detention law and an alternative judicial system for the most sensitive national security cases involving the most highly classified information — information that has no place being aired in the civilian courts for public consumption.

Listen to relentless Bush critic David Cole, who told The New York Times last week: "You can't be a purist and say there's never any circumstance in which a democratic society can preventively detain someone." Added Ben Wittes of the Brookings Institution: "I'm afraid of people getting released in the name of human rights and doing terrible things."

Moreover, Obama transition team members have suggested to The Wall Street Journal that despite his campaign season CIA-bashing, "Obama may decide he wants to keep the road open in certain cases for the CIA to use techniques not approved by the military, but with much greater oversight."

Next thing you know, they'll start arguing that the world has been fooled by years of sob-story propaganda about the Gitmo detainees — funded by Kuwaiti government-subsidized lawyers who cast them all as innocent potato farmers and schmucks dazed and confused on battlefields.

Next thing you know, they'll rediscover the facts that detainees have systematically lied and exaggerated stories about mistreatment at Gitmo, and that interrogators and military personnel have bent over backward to accommodate their personal and religious needs and wants.

Next thing you know, they'll start reminding us that dozens of former Gitmo detainees have been released and recaptured on the battlefield while committing acts of terrorism.

Funny, when President Bush and his homeland security team realized these very realities seven years ago, they were branded terrorists and hounded relentlessly by Congress, the media and the left.

When Attorney General Michael Mukasey eloquently defended the administration's counterterrorism policies at the Federalist Society before he collapsed, he was heckled as a "tyrant." And when I wrote my second book expounding on this very thesis, I was labeled a racist and fascist whose ideas exploring the proper balance between security and civil liberties had no place in public discourse.

Now, at long last, some liberals have realized that the sacred goal of "regaining America's moral stature in the world," as Obama put it, may be less important than ensuring that al-Qaida killers don't strike on American ground again.

Viva la Hope and Change!

Michelle Malkin is author of "Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild." Her e-mail address is malkinblog@gmail.com.

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Spot on! This is too funny! The suspected jihadists, all of them, ought to be transfered to Washington DC jails where they can get the proper treatment they deserve, not to mention when the liberal left finds them guilty of no more than "inappropriate location", they can be released into the DC culture, a culture I have no doubt they fully support! Go-bama!! I don't live in DC and I'm actually up-wind so it wouldn't be a stretch for none of my family to be in that city nor in the "in the name of Allah who is akbar" mall explosion. Film at eleven! lmao!!
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Posted by: bill s
Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:01 AM
Ma'am;... Steal a dollar and buy a soul...I hope you are amused at the way office can corrupt people.. Our natioanl shame should be good for something, if only a laugh. If Liberty and justice for all meant anything, we would not go all around the world depriving people of justice and liberty, and instead sit home enjoying our own... You probably get enough of sitting home, so let your mind wander...I am at heart optimistic...I believe it is so much easier to make friends than to make friends of enemies... But you bring me down, and I think of what the world would be like with so many of you multiplied without end or purpose... Who knows that within you there is not some spark of goodness that could not be brought to life with enough gasoline, and oxygen...We must keep hope that even when people try to resemble the slime and critters that crawl in filth that within them some memory of love seeks truth, goodness, and pure air...Think you of mankind as having been created and formed by the hand of God... I know it is quaint, but right now, it is all that makes me think you may be human, and not some cruel little primate... Thanks...Sweeney
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Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:31 PM
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