Evidently the Al Qaeda terrorists in Guantanamo Bay are not looking forward to leaving their island hangout with their cordon bleu chicken, pick-up soccer games and prayer time. The detainees have now begun to balk at the idea of going to an ACTUAL prison like common American criminals, and some of their ACLU lawyers are talking about suing to keep their clients from having to go! It is amazing to think about what a big human-rights issue this was in the campaign to so many Democrats. Have I mentioned today that Liberals are idiots?
From the Washington Examiner…
Guantanamo Prisoners: We want to stay in Guantanamo
Buried in a blog item by Newsweek’s ace reporter Michael Isikoff is a bombshell. Appararently lawyers for Guantanamo detainees want to keep their clients in Guantanamo, rather than transfer them to the Obama administration’s proposed new prison in Illinois:
“But the final irony is that many of the detainees may not even want to be transferred to Thomson and could conceivably even raise their own legal roadblocks to allow them to stay at Gitmo.
Falkoff notes that many of his clients, while they clearly want to go home, are at least being held under Geneva Convention conditions in Guantánamo. At Thomson, he notes, the plans call for them to be thrown into the equivalent of a “supermax” security prison under near-lockdown conditions. “As far as our clients are concerned, it’s probably preferable for them to remain at Guantánamo,” he says.”
The strident left-wing critiques of the Guantanamo facility have all centered around the fact that detainees there are horribly mistreated and conditions unbearable. But when push comes to shove, it would seem concerns about Guantanamo are overblown, and the prisoners there know that being held under the Geneva conventions outside the U.S. is much preferable to a maximum security prison in the U.S.