Club G’itmo Apparently Ain’t So Bad

Your Tropical Retreat From The Stress Of Jihad! 


Some Gitmo Prisoners Don’t Want to Go Home
Mar 06 6:46 PM US/Eastern
Associated Press Writer
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico

Fearing militants or even their own governments, some prisoners at Guantanamo Bay from China, Saudi Arabia and other nations do not want to go home, according to transcripts of hearings at the U.S. prison in Cuba. Uzbekistan, Yemen, Algeria and Syria are also among the countries to which detainees do not want to return. The inmates have told military tribunals that they or their families could be tortured or killed if they are sent back.

Wait! I thought they were being tortured at Club G’itmo. Why, then would they want to stay there to avoid torture at home, hmmmmm?

President Bush has said the United States transfers detainees to other countries only when it receives assurances that they will not be tortured. Critics say such assurances are useless. The U.S. has released or transferred 267 prisoners and has announced plans to do the same with at least 123 more in the future.
Inmates have told military tribunals they worry about reprisals from militants who will suspect them of cooperating with U.S. authorities in its war on terror. Others say their own governments may target them for reasons that have nothing to do with why they were taken to Guantanamo Bay in the first place.
A man from Syria who was detained along with his father pleaded with the tribunal for help getting them political asylum _ in any country that will take them.

I don’t understand. If all we’re doing is beating them, pissing on them and flushing their korans down the toilet, why the hell would they want to stay?
Now for the money quote:

“You’ve been saying ‘terrorists, terrorists.’ If we return, whether we did something or not, there’s no such things as human rights. We will be killed immediately,” he said. “You know this very well.”

I thought that there was no such thing as human rights at G’itmo. Now as I usually say, there’s a lot of smarter, more “nuanced” than I am, but it seems to me that the stories that we torture the prisoners is pure B.S. Perhapes someone more learned than I can enlighten me?
Read the rest of the article in the title link.
HT: Drudge

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