Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Guantánamo - Detainees Treated Well

That's how both Republican and Democrats saw it on their resent trip, according to this article - buried on page 19. You may recall that the bogus Koran desecration story was platered all over the front pages of MSM. It's as if MSM throw the Right a bone now and then so they can proclaim, "See we're fair and balanced".

WASHINGTON, June 27 - Senators from both sides of the aisle competed on Monday to extol the humane treatment of detainees whom they said they saw on a weekend trip to the military detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. All said they opposed closing the center.

"I feel very good" about the detainees' treatment, Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, said.

That feeling was also expressed by another Democrat, Ben Nelson of Nebraska.

On Monday, Senator Jim Bunning, Republican of Kentucky, said he learned while visiting Guantánamo that some detainees "even have air-conditioning and semiprivate showers."

Another Republican, Senator Michael D. Crapo of Idaho, said soldiers and sailors at the camp "get more abuse from the detainees than they give to the detainees."

I suspect this quote is why they buried it. "All said they opposed closing the center".

Now contrast The New York Times article and placement with this Washington Times front page article.

Asked how they knew they were seeing real operations rather than a staged display, both Republican and Democratic senators said that they had access to everything and that they trusted the troops they talked with from their own states.


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