Report: Gitmo meets Geneva standards - left is disappointed

Rick Moran
It's from our own military which will probably discredit it with the loons on the left but a report requested by President Obama about conditions at Guantanamo prison shows that they meet the requirements set down by the Geneva convention - just as President Bush requested:
Defense attorneys for the detainees have complained bitterly about the isolation of some prisoners. They allege that over several years, it has led to mental problems for some detainees. The lawyers also have criticized the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike. About 40 prisoners are now on hunger strike, according to Pentagon officials.

Walsh concluded that force-feeding, which involves strapping detainees to special chairs and inserting a tube through one nostril and into their stomachs, is in compliance with the Geneva Conventions' mandate that the lives of prisoners be preserved, according to the government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the report publicly.

Walsh also found that prisoners should be allowed more communal recreation and prayer time. Prisoners in Camp 6 and the highly secret Camp 7 -- which holds such high-value detainees as Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed organizer of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks -- can be held in windowless cells for up to 22 hours a day.

What - no electric shocks? No waterboarding? What kind of an American military prison is this, anyway? At least one "human rights group" is not pleased:

Civil liberties groups, including the Center for Constitutional Rights, which is about to issue a report on conditions at the prison, challenged Walsh's findings.

"We do think conditions are in violation of U.S. obligations to treat prisoners humanely, and prisoners are at a physical and mental breaking point," said Pardiss Kebriaei, a staff lawyer at the center. "These are not the conclusions we had hoped for under Obama. It's very disappointing."

Let me get this straight. They find the fact that a report found the prisoners were treated humanely "disappointing?" What in the name of all that is good and holy is wrong with these people?

It's simple, really. They have been bellyaching for 8 years that the prisoners were being mistreated and now that a report shows they were wrong, they aren't big enough to admit it. 

Then there are the inmate lawyers who really should be given some kind of award for doublespeak. This one is complaining about the force feeding of his client:

Ahmed Zaid Salem Zuhair, a Saudi who has been on a hunger strike since the summer of 2005, has lost so much weight during his time at Guantanamo Bay that a federal judge has ordered an independent medical evaluation of him. Zuhair's attorney, Ramzi Kassem, said his client has been strapped to an uncomfortable chair for hours at a time during feedings and described the procedure as very painful.

"They deliberately use this brutal method that has no medical justification to put pressure on people like my client to give up the hunger strike," he said.

What universe does this guy live in where there is "no medical justification" for trying to keep someone alive?

These people - inmate attorneys and so called "human rights" advocates -  have no souls. They are more machne than human as evidenced by their desire for politics and ideology to trump their stated concern for the terrorists. They would rather have their clients die so they can rail against the US and beat their breasts in public decrying how evil we are rather than do their job and represent their client. And as for the wacky human rights crew who wished for a report that showed inmates being mistreated, there simply are no words to describe that kind of cynicism and sophistry.

Obama will close Gitmo despite the fact he hasn't a clue where to send these terrorists. All of these leftists are finding what Obama has found - when it is revealed that their rhetoric does not match the reality of what they are criticizing, they end up looking idiotic and foolish.

It's from our own military which will probably discredit it with the loons on the left but a report requested by President Obama about conditions at Guantanamo prison shows that they meet the requirements set down by the Geneva convention - just as President Bush requested:

Defense attorneys for the detainees have complained bitterly about the isolation of some prisoners. They allege that over several years, it has led to mental problems for some detainees. The lawyers also have criticized the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike. About 40 prisoners are now on hunger strike, according to Pentagon officials.

Walsh concluded that force-feeding, which involves strapping detainees to special chairs and inserting a tube through one nostril and into their stomachs, is in compliance with the Geneva Conventions' mandate that the lives of prisoners be preserved, according to the government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the report publicly.

Walsh also found that prisoners should be allowed more communal recreation and prayer time. Prisoners in Camp 6 and the highly secret Camp 7 -- which holds such high-value detainees as Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed organizer of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks -- can be held in windowless cells for up to 22 hours a day.

What - no electric shocks? No waterboarding? What kind of an American military prison is this, anyway? At least one "human rights group" is not pleased:

Civil liberties groups, including the Center for Constitutional Rights, which is about to issue a report on conditions at the prison, challenged Walsh's findings.

"We do think conditions are in violation of U.S. obligations to treat prisoners humanely, and prisoners are at a physical and mental breaking point," said Pardiss Kebriaei, a staff lawyer at the center. "These are not the conclusions we had hoped for under Obama. It's very disappointing."

Let me get this straight. They find the fact that a report found the prisoners were treated humanely "disappointing?" What in the name of all that is good and holy is wrong with these people?

It's simple, really. They have been bellyaching for 8 years that the prisoners were being mistreated and now that a report shows they were wrong, they aren't big enough to admit it. 

Then there are the inmate lawyers who really should be given some kind of award for doublespeak. This one is complaining about the force feeding of his client:

Ahmed Zaid Salem Zuhair, a Saudi who has been on a hunger strike since the summer of 2005, has lost so much weight during his time at Guantanamo Bay that a federal judge has ordered an independent medical evaluation of him. Zuhair's attorney, Ramzi Kassem, said his client has been strapped to an uncomfortable chair for hours at a time during feedings and described the procedure as very painful.

"They deliberately use this brutal method that has no medical justification to put pressure on people like my client to give up the hunger strike," he said.

What universe does this guy live in where there is "no medical justification" for trying to keep someone alive?

These people - inmate attorneys and so called "human rights" advocates -  have no souls. They are more machne than human as evidenced by their desire for politics and ideology to trump their stated concern for the terrorists. They would rather have their clients die so they can rail against the US and beat their breasts in public decrying how evil we are rather than do their job and represent their client. And as for the wacky human rights crew who wished for a report that showed inmates being mistreated, there simply are no words to describe that kind of cynicism and sophistry.

Obama will close Gitmo despite the fact he hasn't a clue where to send these terrorists. All of these leftists are finding what Obama has found - when it is revealed that their rhetoric does not match the reality of what they are criticizing, they end up looking idiotic and foolish.