All we’ve heard from human rights organizations for months (years really) is how prisoners have been mistreated in Gitmo. This AP article utterly demolishes that nonsense. The article is a long read but it’s must reading.

The prisoners held at Guantánamo Bay during the war on terror have attacked their military guards hundreds of times, turning broken toilet parts, utensils, radios and even a bloody lizard tail into makeshift weapons, Pentagon reports say. Incident reports reviewed by The Associated Press indicate Military Police guards are routinely head-butted, spat upon and doused by “cocktails” of feces, urine, vomit and sperm collected in meal cups by the prisoners.
They’ve been repeatedly grabbed, punched or assaulted by prisoners who reach through the small “bean holes” used to deliver food and blankets through cell doors, the reports say. Serious assaults requiring medical attention, however, are rare, the reports indicate. The detainee “reached under the face mask of an IRF (Initial Reaction Force) team member’s helmet and scratched his face, attempting to gouge his eyes,” states a May 27, 2005, report on an effort to remove a recalcitrant prisoner from his cell. “The IRF team member received scratches to his face and eye socket area,” the report said.

It’s time that we told these ‘human rights organizations’ to take a hike, that they aren’t taken seriously anymore. The International Red Cross, Amnesty International and the ACLU painted a picture of the prisoners being innocent victims of the U.S. military’s band of heathens. Now we know that the opposite is true. It isn’t our soldiers who are the heathens. It’s the terrorists being held there.

Based on this article, I wouldn’t have a problem with prisoners captured on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq being kept right there so they don’t attack our guards here. We should ignore the cries from the American Left that Gitmo should be closed, too. After hearing how these people attack guards, can there be any doubt but that they’re terrorists who should never see the light of day?

Technorati Tags: , , , ,

Cross-posted at California Conservative

One Response to “Documented Torture At Gitmo”

Leave a Reply