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  •  Club Gitmo (none)
    Meanwhile, wingnuts are referring to it as  Club Gitmo, saying we're too soft on the detainees.  There's even a t-shirt that's selling fairly well.  When in doubt, reframe reality.  

    I've also seen posts on other boards advocating that we kill 'em all to save the expense of detention.  

    •  Really!? (none)
      Are they criticizing Bush for being "soft on terr'ists"?

      "The state has no place in the bedrooms of the nation." - Pierre Trudeau

      by fishhead on Thu Jun 16, 2005 at 10:31:07 AM PDT

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      •  They don't believe the reports of abuses (none)
        The cant I've seen is that the abuses aren't happening. Rather, the detainees are being mollycoddled with special food (e.g., no pork!), spiritual facilities (e.g., keeping the Koran out of the toilet), and a/c (even when cranked to extreme and detainee naked).  
    •  Clueless (none)
      Showing the incredible command of facts required from Republicans, committee member Steve Chabot opined:
      "I think if we kept them at the old Workhouse in Cincinnati, they would make allegations that they are being mistreated," Chabot said of the detainees. "These people have been trained to make false allegations that they have been mistreated. It's in their training manual. I don't put a lot of stock in the allegations that are made about mistreatment."

      The Workhouse was infamous, a county lockup dating back to the Civil War days that was still in use (with minimal updating) through the 1980s. Gitmo, by comparison, is much more humane.
      Chabot was around and should remember. These guys hardly seem to miss any opportunity these days to show off their ignorance.
    •  "Der Fuehrer schenkt den Juden (none)
      eine Stadt" ["The Führer Gives the Jews a City"] was the name of the Goebbels-inspired documentary about what a soft life Nazi Germany was giving privileged Jews at Theresienstadt.

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