ACLU: Stop Force-feeding G’itmo Vacationers!
Crossposted from Stop the ACLU! Written by William Teach.
Here’s one of those “I agree with the ACLU” stories, that occur around 1% of the time: ACLU protests force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wrote a letter to US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Friday protesting the “inhumane and unlawful practice” of force-feeding hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay prison.
“I am writing to bring your attention to the cruel, inhuman, degrading and unlawful treatment of the thirty hunger striking detainees currently held at the GuantÃ¡namo Bay detention facility,” wrote ACLU Human Rights Program director Jamil Dakwar.
Pentagon spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said there were 34 hunger strikers at the prison and that 25 of them were being force-fed. The ACLU said it based its estimates on media reports.
“Force-feeding is universally considered to be a form of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment,” Dakwar wrote to Gates.
“We respectfully and urgently request that you immediately order the prison camp’s commander to cease all force-feeding of detainees who are capable of forming a rational judgment and are aware of the consequences of refusing food.”
I agree. Let’s stop force-feeding the little darlings, and let them starve. To hell with ’em! And you know what would be a hoot? If one or more died of starvation, then the Pentagon could point at the ACLU and say “hey, they told us to stop force-feeding them.”
Really, though, if they stopped force-feeding, the jihadi’s would start eating in short order on their own. The food at G’itmo is just too good!
Oh, by the way, the last paragraph of the story
The prison was opened in January 2002 to hold alleged “enemy combatants” captured by US and allied forces around the world during the so-called “war on terror.”
I don’t need to write it, do I?
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