Carol Platt Liebau: The Truth About Guantanamo

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Truth About Guantanamo

Colonel Morris Davis, chief prosecutor in the Defense Department’s Office of Military Commissions, outlines the procedural guarantees afforded the accused being tried by military tribunals.

He likewise sets the record straight about conditions at Guantanamo Bay:

[M]ost of the detainees are housed in new buildings modeled after civilian prisons in Indiana and Michigan. Detainees receive three culturally appropriate meals a day. Each has a copy of the Koran. Guards maintain respectful silence during Islam’s five daily prayer periods, and medical care is provided by the same practitioners who treat American service members. Detainees are offered at least two hours of outdoor recreation each day, double that allowed inmates, including convicted terrorists, at the “supermax” federal penitentiary in Florence, Colo.

Standards at Guantánamo rival or exceed those at similar institutions in the United States and abroad. After an inspection by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in March 2006, a Belgian police official said, “At the level of detention facilities, it is a model prison, where people are better treated than in Belgian prisons.”

The facts put the lie to Democrat assertions that terrorist detainees are being somehow mistreated at Guantanamo, and make their calls for closing down the prison -- and moving its inmates to the United States -- more inappropriate and ridiculous than ever.


Blogger stackja1945 said...

"The facts put the lie to Democrat assertions"

Dems would prefer the lie to the facts.

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